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jacquard

[′ja‚kärd]
(textiles)
A loom or knitting machine for weaving figured fabrics and whose apparatus is controlled by punched cards.
A fabric of jacquard weave.
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"Our oversized jacquard towels are outstanding gift items.
Thalia models yellow palm beach shorts [euro]40, pink palm beach top [euro]40 and gold shell necklace, [euro]17 Sinead, left, models a marble Jacquard T-shirt [euro]56, marble Jacquard pencil skirt [euro]62, marble Jacquard coat [euro]106 and shell necklace [euro]28.
Ng (Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic U., China) and Zhou (College of Materials and Textiles, Zhejiang Sci-Tech U., China) present a novel design concept and associated principles and methods for producing complex jacquard textiles, with their intricate weaves, through a layered-combination design that "differs from the traditional plane design method in that the mixed colour numbers on the face of the created digital jacquard fabric could be up to mega level in theory." They describe the limitations of existing design methods for Chinese brocade and Western tapestry, explain their new methodology in detail, and present examples of the design creations it enables.
After spending a couple of months exploring that question, I discovered Jacquard's Web by James Essinger.
Jean-Marie Jacquard's great contribution to the world was rooted in a longstanding problem in the luxury silk world, in which the raised brocade patterns were the most coveted of all.
History enthusiast Essinger tracks the evolution of Jacquard's machine, a set of punched cards that directed patterns produced on silk looms, finding that Jacquard adapted (but did not invent) the system primarily to corner the silk weaving market.
But, as Essinger explains, French inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard did just that with his amazing machine.
Named "Jacquard," the Linux Networx system will provide computational resources to scientists from DOE national laboratories, universities and other research institutions to support a wide range of scientific disciplines including climate modeling, fusion energy, nanotechnology, combustion, astrophysics and life sciences.
Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age.
* Know your fabrics, There are two methods of creating patterned fabrics: jacquard, in which the pattern is woven into the material, and printed, in which the pattern is screened onto the fabric.