PIED DE POULE O PRINCIPE DI GALLES? Le principali caratteristiche di alcuni tessuti

PIED DE POULE OR PRINCE OF WALES? The main characteristics of some fabrics

For some years we have been hearing more and more often about fabric or processing Pied de Poule, Tartan, Chevron, Prince of Wales, Honeycomb but do we all know what we are talking about? Can we all make the distinction between Prince of Wales and houndstooth??

Here are the differences between the various fabrics:


It is commonly called "Prince of Wales" in honor of King Edward VIII who liked to wear clothes in this fabric.

Come on this drawing characteristic two-tone designs it is obtained with threads of different colors that repeat themselves with a defined pattern, according to which the length in the weft direction will always be less than the length in the warp direction, so as to give a vertical aspect to the overall box.
It is made from a part of pied de poule and a part of very dense millerighe, with infinite possible variations, in more or less large ratios


Particular type of texture obtained from combination of two threads of different colors, classically black and white , which through particular vertical, horizontal and diagonal crossings form a sort of chessboard, or rather a recognizable crow's foot.

Also experimented with in the textures of grey, brown and blue, the fabric has become an authentic classic both for clothing and for interior furnishings such as blankets and throws.


The Chevron weave literally means “zigzag pattern“ . Indeed the plot of this fantasy is composed of zigzag lines placed one above the other . They are basically an infinite series of inverted "v"s, which form parallel lines.

This is a decidedly modern-looking motif, which however has been around for some time. It is used in various fields, from interior design to decorations, from fashion to accessories.


There are more than 75 traditional tartan patterns, some of which have become more widespread than others, such as those in which the predominant color is red, flanked by black and white.

What distinguishes this fabric making it immediately recognizable is the design, characterized by brightly colored checks that are repeated at regular intervals in warp and weft, with diagonal weaving, to create a symmetrical pattern.
In the beginning only the colors red, light blue, blue, bottle green, black and white were used, but over the years many other colors have been added and the stylists have interpreted the tartan in different ways.

This fabric is not only used for clothing but also in furnishing for blankets, especially plaids. It manages to be a motif linked to tradition, but capable of always being contemporary.


The honeycomb texture of wool or cotton has the characteristic geometric design of lines in relief, alternating with diagonally crossed grooves, so as to remember the bee hive.

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