What is jacquard?

What is jacquard?

What is jacquard? A jacquard loom is a loom that can be used to make the most complex patterns. In the past, complex patterns such as brocade or damask were made by hand. It is not possible to make complex patterns on a dobby loom. The arrival of the Jacquard loom...
What is a dobby weave?

What is a dobby weave?

What is a dobby weave? If you are not really familiar with looms but are very busy with textiles, you will probably have heard this one by now. Dobby, also known as Harry Potter’s house-elf, but not the one that this article is about. Loom A dobby is a loom,...
Is there Dutch wool?

Is there Dutch wool?

Is there Dutch wool? We are often asked whether there is Dutch wool. The answer is yes, there is indeed Dutch wool, but whether this wool is also good enough for clothing is the real question. Wool is a collective name for animal fur. When we think of wool we often...