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Fabrics and know-how

A fabric creator since 1935, Maison Pierre Frey knows how to combine the know-how of exceptional craft techniques with new and innovative processes.

Techniques

Jacquard weaving

Invented in 1801, the jacquard loom made it possible to create fabrics with complex patterns, such as brocade or damask. Each warp thread is controlled individually, which enables an infinite number of options for interweaving and binding with the weft threads. 

Hand weaving

Hand weaving is a traditional technique. Today, this precious know-how is very rare and requires the expertise of exceptional craftsmen. This manual process requires patience and the precision of a skilled and knowledgeable technique. Beyond the fabric itself, we can sense the intimate relationship that ties the artisan to his work and makes it unique. 

Toiles de Tours

Designed in the twenties by Georges Le Manach, toiles de Tours correspond to a type of weaving implemented on specific looms that allow the rapid and made-to-measure execution of a broad variety of customizable jacquard designs in limited fabric lengths (three meters minimum). 

Warp printing

This ancient process is designed to print a motif on the surface of the warp threads before the fabric is woven. Since it is a flatbed print on the warp threads, the motif appears slightly striated and blended. This minute and demanding technique involves several steps requiring much patience and the mastery of rare know-how.

Screen printing

Screen printing is a technique that consists in building a motif on the surface of a fabric by means of the successive application of stenciled frames. Color after color, expert artisans carefully create the motif zone by zone through the mesh of the printing frame. 

Digital printing

The digital printing of textiles is a contemporary process that allows obtaining an unlimited number of colors in a design. Perfect for shaded motifs or to reproduce the richness of a large number of chromatic tones, this technique uses a screening system based on a digital image. 

Woodblock printing

In this very ancient process, raised motifs are engraved on wooden blocks to which color is applied. These wooden blocks are then placed on the fabric by hand according to markings. On average, a craftsman produces twenty-five meters of four-color printed fabric in one day.

Embroidery

Embroidery is an ancestral technique for decorating textiles. It consists of adding a flat or raised design to a fabric using threads, beads or other materials that can be sewn to the cloth. Hand- or machine-made, this process adds refinement, contrasting materials and volume to the textile surface. 

Velvet

A soft, lustrous material, velvet is the result of a special weaving technique that involves a double warp. Woven on a hand or electronic loom, the fabric is made by inserting metal rods called “velvet irons” into the weave; rod thickness determines the size of the loop. Velvet’s matte or shiny aspect depends on the material used for weaving (wool, cotton, silk, etc.).

Our expertise

A recognized editor, Pierre Frey has also been a manufacturer since the nineteen-eighties. Located in northern France, the factory was awarded the prestigious "EPV" (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant or Living Heritage Company) label. Awarded by the Ministry of the Economy and Industry, it recognizes French companies with artisanal and industrial excellence. Pierre Frey is especially known for its expertise in the weaving of wools and high-performance outdoor textiles.