Plaids

Plaids are fabrics woven from differently colored fibers that cross each other in order to make patterns. By crossing vertically and diagonally on a loom, colors not only form lines in their own color, but blend to form new colors.

Plaid is primarily identified with Scotland where different patterns served to identify different clans. The words plaid and tartan are often used interchangeably but they are different – at least historically. In Scotland, tartan is the pattern and plaid is a tartan patterned cloth. Meanwhile, in the US, plaid generally refers to the pattern.

Plaid was most commonly made in wool, but today it is made in many fabrics. Plaids come in a seemingly endless variety as you can see by taking a peek at this Google® Search result.

Types of Plaids

By Cajsa Lilliehook

Advertisements

About Cajsa Lilliehook

Santino Rice's little ditty "It's only fashion" seems a perfect title for my little fashion blog as you and i know that fashion means the world to him.
This entry was posted in Plaids, Prints & Patterns. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s