In jacquard fabric, the pattern and colors are incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed onto the surface of the fabric. The term "jacquard" indicates how the pattern is woven, not the specific pattern itself.
A yarn-dyed jacquard is woven using different color yarns in both the warp and the weft. The different color yarns then create the pattern. Dyeing is simply the process of adding color to the yarn before the weaving process, in which cotton yarns are wound onto a tube and then loaded onto the dyeing carrier spindle.
The advantages of jacquard materials depend a lot on composition (cotton, silk, linen, etc). Still, there are some characteristics they all share in common. Most jacquard weave materials have floats on the back side.
Plus, they are: Durable and stable
Strong and resilient
Wear and wrinkle-resistant
Pleasant to the touch
Filled with decorative aesthetics
There are two more reasons why jacquards stand apart from the rest of woven fabrics:
First, the complexity of the design. Before the invention of the jacquard loom, such patterns were made by hand and involved a lot of labor and time. Nowadays, highly detailed motifs are woven automatically in a much shorter time. The secret is in controlling warp yarns. The jacquard loom creates a pattern by selecting and lifting warp yarns.
Second, the number of colors used. Modern technologies make it possible to produce sophisticated designs with a large or small repeat in the desired color range. You can weave anything you like using just one color or dozens of them: geometry, flora and fauna, abstract shapes, complex figures, etc.
Do jacquards have your attention? You’re in luck! We offer many options for these fabrics. They are commonly used in duvet covers, drapes, curtains, tablecloths, tapestries, coverlets and pillow shams. You can even design your own pattern and colors.