Patchwork - Patch prints imitating patchwork. Pieces of various colours, flower prints and figures are sewed together, ...also called "Collage design".
Patina look - An aged look of textile designs, see also antique print.
Paisley - A fancy and oriental pattern in the shape of tear drops. Originally coming from the region of Kashmir, it was named after the Scottish town of Paisley, where copies of the expensive Kashmir scarves were produced.
Pattern - Called motif in a design. The repetition of anything like shapes, lines or colours, plants, flowers, fruit or animals.
Prêt à porter - French word for ready-to-wear clothes.
Prince de Galles - French word for Glencheck
Pattern repeat - The height and width of a single unit of a design that is repeated to create a pattern. German> Muster-Rapport
Photogravure - Photomechanical process invented in 1879 for fine printing. An image is transferred to a copper plate which is chemically etched. For each print the plate is hand-inked.
Pucci designs - Graphic print designs with curved lines and imaginative forms in typically bright colour schemes. Originally created by Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer, on silk jersey.
Preparation of colours - The art of making colours for textile printing demands both chemical knowledge and extensive technical experience. Colours vary considerably in composition, so most of the printing colours require different fixing and thickening agents, like starch paste, gums or albumin.
Pop Art - An art movement in the 1960s featuring graphic images of everyday figures and objects, some of which have been adopted as textile designs.
Première Vision - Fabric fair in Paris, France.
Pointcarré - French producer of textile software.
Piolat - French Engraver near Lyon.
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