cotton or Linen plain weave fabric similar to muslin, used mostly for home furnishings and clothing.
a sample garment made from cotton calico.
a sheer fabric similar to muslin or percale in plain or twill weave obtained from cotton or linen.
A plain cloth, or, when described as Toile de Jouy , one that is printed with pastoral scenes printed on cotton.
Printed cotton fabric. The original copperplate printing was done in Ireland in mid 18th century, and the famous factory at Jouy began printing them some 20 years later. Depicting charming rural scenes or Classical designs, it is used for curtains, bed hangings, wall hangings and light upholstery.
Cotton fabric with a plain weave and printed with a scenic design on one side. It is generally used for home furnishings and clothing.
There are three general types of toile: (1) Broad (French) refers to many plain or twill linen fabrics. (2) Sheer cotton or linen fabrics. (3) Design printed on fabric or woven in lace.
A fabric with scenic designs printed in one color or woven into the fabric.
a copy of the garment (or the garment bodice and sleeves) made out of a cheap fabric of a weight similar to the real fabric the garment will be made out of, and is discussed later on in this article
a floral or scenic one-color design on a light background,
Scenic design printed on fabric. Usually depicts countryside or pastoral scene.
a garment made up in muslin or calico to show how a design will look before cutting the fabric; a muslin or calico copy of a garment
A French pattern depicting countryside motifs. Jane Boatman Geller offers a number of toile invitations and announcements.
the name comes from "Toile de Jouy" which is the fabric style that originated in the village of Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris. These designs typically resemble finely engraved copper etchings, use one color on a solid ground, and originally had a narrative element - such as a pastoral scene or motifs from classical mythology. Today, this technique can be used for any number of designs including floral trails, birds, or even palm trees.
An old French word meaning cloth and often applied to plain or twill weave linen fabrics.
This is a garment made from cheap fabric, used to ‘prove' a pattern: you make this version up to ensure that the pattern fits: any alterations can be transferred to the pattern before cutting out the real version. it is usually only done with expensive garments and fabrics that would mark, like silk wedding dresses. The American term is ‘muslin'.
A decorative pattern featuring pastoral country views in one color and white.
A trial garment that tests the shape, sizing and finishes at the design stage.
Light/medium weight, plain weave, fine, cotton-type fabric, usually with one colored printed scenic design. Used mostly for home furnishings, clothing, etc.
A plain-woven cotton fabric printed with a repeat pattern of country settings, animals, people or other objects printed on a solid background of one color in another color.
A French word for cloth or fabric, linen, sailcloth, canvas. The linen or cotton cloth was made famous when a new technique of engraved plate printing was popularized in Jouy, France in the 18th Century. The finished printed cloth was referred to as Toile de Jouy. Today it usually describes a one color, fine line printed design that resembles a pen and ink technique. Toiles are printed by various methods, but the most beautiful are still created by engraved plates or rollers.
Usually refers to lightweight cotton.
Toile is a linen or cotton cloth that is usually made in one color with a fine line printed design that resembles a pen and ink technique. Made famous in Jouy, France in the 18th century when a new technique of engraved plate printing was popularized, toile was known as toile de Jouy. Toiles are printed by various methods, but the most beautiful are still created by engraved plates or rollers. In French, “toile” means “cloth.
a fabric of cotton or linen similar to muslin or percale in plain or sometimes twill weave. It is an unglazed chintz. Types include: toile de Touy (historic French scenes, Federal toile (American Federal Buildings and Eagles), country toile (Contemporary Provincial floral) and toiles de Indy (Historic East Indian printed designs). Chinese toiles (Oriental designs and scenes), Rococo toiles (large-scale contemporary Rococo prints). Toile has never really been out of favor, however, it is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
A cotton fabric with designs of country settings, animals, people or other objects usually printed in one color on a solid background color. More on toile and other fabrics
A lightweight textile that is usually printed with domestic or pastoral scenes in one or two colors.
Toile is a word that entered the English language around the 15th century from a French word meaning "cloth" or "web" â€” particularly cloth or canvas for painting on. The word toile in modern English has multiple meanings.