Thursday, June 14, 2007

Latest obsession

I'm obsessed with things being in order. I love balance and love patterns. Lately, I'm seeing a new rush of Brocade design all over the place.
Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in coloured silks and with or without gold and silver threads.

Brocade is typically woven on a draw loom. It is a supplementary weft technique, that is, the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural, weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together.

Ornamental features in brocade are emphasized and wrought as additions to the main fabric, sometimes stiffening it, though more frequently producing on its face the effect of low relief. In some, but not all, brocades, these additions present a distinctive appearance on the back of the stuff where the supplementary weft or floating threads of the brocaded or broached parts hang in loose groups or are clipped away.

Here are a few places you find brocade paper.

  1. Papersource
  2. Wrapping Paper
  3. Paper Mart

It's just soo darn pretty, I have no clue where I'd use it but I still love it.

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