Fabric Types and Definitions, continued

Looking for the best fabric in Portland? If so, Josephine's is the best! Stop by our store! For now, take a look at the following fabrics and definitions to help you know what you're looking at in the stores!

Fabric in Portland and Definitions!

  • marquisette - sheer meshed cloth
  • marocain - ribbed crepe fabric
  • marcella - cotton or linen in twill weave
  • marabout - thin downy silk
  • madras - fine plain-woven cotton or silk
  • madapollam - fine cotton cloth
  • mackintosh - lightweight rubberized waterproof cotton
  • mackinaw - heavy napped and felted wool cloth
  • lutestring - plain glossy silk
  • lustring - glossy silk
  • loden - heavy waterproof woollen fabric
  • lockram - coarse linen
  • linsey-woolsey - thin coarse fabric of wool and linen
  • linsey - coarse linen and wool blend
  • leno - open-woven fabric
  • lawn - fine sheer plain-woven cotton or linen
  • lasting - sturdy cotton or worsted cloth
  • lamé - fabric in which metallic threads are interwoven
  • kincob - embroidered silk with gold and silver threads
  • khaddar - homespun cotton cloth
  • kerseymere - twilled fine wool
  • kersey - coarse woollen cloth
  • kente - hand-woven African silk fabric
  • kelt - coarse fabric made of black and white wool
  • kalamkari - fabric coloured by repeated dyeing
  • jersey - plain weft-knitted fabric of wool, cotton, nylon or silk
  • jean - durable twilled cotton fabric
  • jaspe - cotton or rayon cloth with shaded effect
  • jacquard - intricately-woven variegated fabric; loom for making jacquard
  • jaconet - stout cotton cloth
  • huckaback - absorbent cotton or linen used for towels
  • houndstooth - fabric with an irregular checked pattern
  • hopsack - rough-surfaced loose fabric
  • holland - coarse plain-woven cotton or linen
  • hodden - coarse undyed woollen cloth
  • herringbone - twilled fabric woven in rows of parallel sloping lines
  • harn - coarse linen
  • gulix - kind of fine linen
  • grosgrain - heavy close-woven corded silk
  • grogram - coarse loosely woven silk fabric
  • grenadine - thin silk
  • gingham - striped cotton cloth
  • georgette - thin silk
  • genappe - smooth worsted yarn
  • gazar - silk organza fabric
  • gambroon - twilled worsted and cloth
  • galatea - striped cotton
  • gabardine - closely woven cotton or wool twill
  • fustian - coarse twilled cotton
  • fuji - plain spun silk fabric
  • frieze - rough heavy woollen cloth
  • foulé - light woollen fulled cloth
  • foulard - soft lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk fabric
  • flannel - light woollen fabric
  • filoselle - coarse floss silk
  • farandine - silk and wool cloth
  • faille - shiny closely woven silk, cotton or rayon fabric
  • eyelet - small hole in fabric to allow passage of a cord; cotton fabric with small holes

In addition to providing you with fine fabrics in Portland and accessories, we also offer couture clothing services for those that aren’t able to create garments. We understand how busy life can be. That’s why we offer you a way to bring your visions for our fabrics to life, without having to take time out of your day to do so! We are excited to continue to offer you the following:

  • Liberty Fabric  (cotton lawns & poplins, silks, jerseys, wools & twills)
  • The best sewing notions in Portland OR
  • Creative trim
  • Distinctive ribbons
  • French laces
  • Inspiring knits
  • Fine fabrics
  • Designer fabrics
  • Italian wools
  • Japanese denim
  • Luxurious fabric blends
  • Scrumptious silks
  • The world’s finest linens
  • Unique buttons

You’ll fall in love with the designer fabrics we have readily available for you! We strive to inspire your creativity with the highest quality fine fabrics available. To find out more about our prices and production schedule, be sure to call soon!