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  • n. The pattern or decoration made by brocading.
  • v. Present participle of brocade.


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  • As for the production itself -- well, anybody who wants a few yards of pink-scarlet polyester with gold brocading is going to be out of luck, since the set designer must have bought every square inch to be found in New York to wrap and drape not only the backdrop and wings, but to carpet the stage and make chair-cozies for the two metal folding chairs that were all the Duchess's furniture.

    The Duchess of Malfi

  • Of course, before placing the final order, I had to play with the gold thread, having fun brocading and embroidering dutifully test the thread for its suitability for both brocade and embroidery.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Oh, and laying down two threads when brocading is quite normal in medieval TW too.

    Guessing the Market

  • I have some superfine silk threads to sell, and I have managed to get my hands on a few spools of real gold thread for couching or brocading weaves.

    Crazy busy

  • Saracens, to whom the earlier germs, so to speak, of brocading may be traced.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Rather more closely allied to modern brocades is the Lyons specimen given in fig. 6, in which the brocading is done not only with silver but also with coloured silks.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • With brocading dandelions each pasture gloriously became even as the Field of the Cloth of Gold; and lo, the beginning of the strawberry shortcake season overlapped the last of the smoked-hog-jowl-and-turnip-greens period, and the voice of the turtle was heard in the land.

    One Third Off

  • A specific event or legend was there, of course, as a nucleus for the story, but the sense of wonder, of strangeness in things, of individual delight in brocading new patterns upon old material, dominated over the sense of fact.

    A Study of Poetry

  • In the so-called Malagasy textile, each warp is made from 96 spun strands of spider silk and each brocading weft has 10 of those threads together - so 960 strands in total. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Materials relating to needlework, appliquéing, brocading, clothes making and home decorating are used for their historical value in terms of women’s artistic heritage.

    Miriam Schapiro.


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