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Glossary of textile decoration

KILIM

Refers to flat woven tapestry carpets and rugs imported from Anatolia or Caucasia, and made from cotton, wool or Goat’s hair. They are very fashionable thanks to their attractive geometrical patterns, ethnic shades and fine texture. They come in unusual sizes. Some woven or printed upholstery fabrics imitate their appearance. Example: Marmara. See a product

KNITTING

Although the terms “knitted fabric” or “Knit fabric” are in use, they are inadequate: the term fabric should only apply to actually woven material, that is to say a cloth made of weft and warp yarns. For knitting, one should rather use “material”, which applies to both woven and knitted material. Knitting consists of consecutive loops, called stitches. As each row progresses, a new loop is pulled through an existing loop. The active stitches are held onto a needle until another loop can be passed through them. See Knitwear.