Dobby Fabric is any type of fabric that has been constructed using a Dobby weave. Dobby weave is created on a loom that lower or raises the warp thread and thereby creating patterns such as stripes, checks and other geometric designs. It is similar to a Jacquard weave but much simpler, which allows for the production of more complex designs. Dobby Fabric is generally made from Nylon, Cotton or various other blends depending on the properties required. Cotton Pique is a dobby fabric and is generally used for clothing. Moss Crepe, Barathea, Birdseye cotton and Mattelasse fabric are all woven using a dobby weave.

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Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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