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atelier brobst - design and colour separation

Halfdrop
- A layout, in which the motif is repeated halfway down the side in the vertical direction. The most frequently used repeat in textile design. ...more

Hand printing - Also called block printing. A type of relief printing where motifs are printed with wooden blocks. One of the earliest methods of textile printing. ...more

Herringbone - German>Fischgrat. Fabric pattern with vertical stripes, comparable to the form of a herringbone. Also in French>Chevrong.

Hawaii-Pattern/Hawaii-Shirt - Colourful patterns, which resemble the folkloristic designs of Hawaii, for example, scenes of the South Pacific or tropical flower designs.

Home textiles - German> Heimtextil. Textile goods for interior decoration (fabrics for upholstery, decorative fabrics, curtains, textile floorings like carpets etc.)

Hound's tooth - German>Hahnentritt. A pattern of small broken or jagged checks created by four-pointed stars. (Same as dog's tooth)

History of textile printing - Once upon a time, long ago, in the Far East, there was an advanced civilization that improved woven fabrics in a sophisticated manner. They carved wooden stamps with great skill and, with the help of colours, developed an impressive repetition of motifs: Textile printing had been invented. Seamen from Armenia and the Mediterranean countries imported the technique and know-how into Europe, the end of 17th century, thus marking the beginning of a manufacturing process that further developed during the centuries to come (first cotton printers in Augsburg in 1720). At first, precise craftsmanship, patience and perseverance were needed. Later, during the period of industrialization, top manual skills were necessary for the techniques of copper engraving (middle of 19th century) and photoengraving (1935). In spite of using today’s digitizing methods, success in textile printing still has a lot to do with personal creativity and skill.


Hoff-Design
- Design studio for home textiles in Krefeld, Germany.
Hawaii pattern
Herringbone
Hound's tooth
Hippy pattern or 70s
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