What Are Jacquard Fabrics
A jacquard is a fabric exhibiting an intricately woven design into the construction of the weave. Jacquards come in an array of designs, from dramatic ornamental damasks, to florals, stripes, chevrons or geometric patterns.
Characteristics Of Jacquard Fabrics
Jacquards are woven on a special and complex loom enabling the automatic production of unlimited varieties of pattern weaving. The loom operates by lifting and lowering yarns to determine the arrangement of warp and weft yarns creating the desired pattern or effect.
The Jacquard loom was invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801, which at the time revolutionized the production of elaborately patterned fabric, or brocades. Until this point, these fabrics were painstakingly woven on hand operated looms. Today Jacquard looms have advanced even further and are controlled digitally, allowing even greater design possibilities.
Uses For Jacquard Fabrics
Depending on the item, Jacquards can be used for curtains and upholstery. Jacquards are a wonderful way to bring design and detail into your interior and can be as bold or understated as desired. Paisley and floral jacquard designs make for wonderful decorative curtains, combine these with coordinating stripes and geometrics for stunning accessories and upholstery. Alternatively, furnish your windows with a large scale geometric jacquard as a contemporary option adding impact and liveliness to modern interior decors.