The Fabric Arts ClipArt gallery provides 67 views of decorative fabrics and the tools used in fabric arts work.

Bolivian fabric pattern sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Bolivian Cloth

Bolivian fabric pattern sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

The gold brocade is a type of fabric that is made with colored silks, and gold or silver threads. This gold brocade has a pattern that consists of wild and cultivated flowers, tucked in with ears of rye-corn that are bound together.

Gold Brocade

The gold brocade is a type of fabric that is made with colored silks, and gold or silver threads. This…

The altar cloth was embroidered by hand in gold and silk. It includes a drawing of a dove on the bottom. This cloth is used in a church setting.

Altar Cloth

The altar cloth was embroidered by hand in gold and silk. It includes a drawing of a dove on the bottom.…

This silk cloth is designed with a piece of gold and other colors weaved into floral groupings.

Silk Cloth

This silk cloth is designed with a piece of gold and other colors weaved into floral groupings.

This table cloth was designed with a medallion in the center that represents George Washington.

Table Cloth

This table cloth was designed with a medallion in the center that represents George Washington.

This cover is made out of cambric, a type of light weight cotton cloth used for lace and needlework. This cover has a oval floral wreath design with a floral grouping in the center.

Cover

This cover is made out of cambric, a type of light weight cotton cloth used for lace and needlework.…

This table cover is designed in a damask figured pattern (type of weaving). The style is flowers and leaves.

Table Cover

This table cover is designed in a damask figured pattern (type of weaving). The style is flowers and…

This table cover is designed in a damask figured pattern (type of weaving). The style is flowers and leaves.

Table Cover

This table cover is designed in a damask figured pattern (type of weaving). The style is flowers and…

This table cover is in a floral design. It is used to cover a table for decorative purposes.

Table Cover

This table cover is in a floral design. It is used to cover a table for decorative purposes.

This curtain is weaved in a damask pattern of white flowers, leaves and ornaments in tints of orange, with a background of crimson.

Curtain

This curtain is weaved in a damask pattern of white flowers, leaves and ornaments in tints of orange,…

This window curtain is made out of lace. It is used as a shade or cover for a window, and for decorative purposes.

Window Curtain

This window curtain is made out of lace. It is used as a shade or cover for a window, and for decorative…

This silk damask is a weaved pattern on a silk fabric in a floral design.

Silk Damask

This silk damask is a weaved pattern on a silk fabric in a floral design.

This embroidery design is intended to decorate the front of a waist coat. It is a design of a cornucopia with flowers that are wrapped around.

Embroidery Design

This embroidery design is intended to decorate the front of a waist coat. It is a design of a cornucopia…

This dress is made out of muslin a finely woven cotton fabric, richly embroidered in flowers and leaves.

Dress

This dress is made out of muslin a finely woven cotton fabric, richly embroidered in flowers and leaves.

An illustration a dye-vat.

Dye-vat

An illustration a dye-vat.

This cashmere fabric is taken from a dress. It is made out of wool in a design that consists of large leaves, and small flowers.

Cashmere Fabric

This cashmere fabric is taken from a dress. It is made out of wool in a design that consists of large…

The chintz fabric is a cotton fabric imprinted with a colorful floral pattern.

Chintz Fabric

The chintz fabric is a cotton fabric imprinted with a colorful floral pattern.

The chintz fabric is a cotton fabric imprinted with a colorful floral pattern.

Chintz Fabric

The chintz fabric is a cotton fabric imprinted with a colorful floral pattern.

The damask fabric is a figured pattern using a weaving process.

Damask Fabric

The damask fabric is a figured pattern using a weaving process.

The poplin fabric consists of silk warp with a weft of worsted yarn. It has a delicate floral pattern.

Poplin Fabric

The poplin fabric consists of silk warp with a weft of worsted yarn. It has a delicate floral pattern.

Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with a deep understanding of the technical aspects of production and the properties of fiber, yarn, and dyes

Printed Fabric

Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with…

This silk fabric shows a design of groups of flowers, fern leaves and trails of ivy.

Silk Fabric

This silk fabric shows a design of groups of flowers, fern leaves and trails of ivy.

This silk fabric is intended for royal use. It is designed with a black eagle of Prussia, spreading its wings.

Silk Fabric

This silk fabric is intended for royal use. It is designed with a black eagle of Prussia, spreading…

A textile fabric can be a color fabric in definite patters or designs.

Textile Fabric

A textile fabric can be a color fabric in definite patters or designs.

Constructed by weaving textile fibers into a network or web. Fabric may be natural or synthetic. Until approximately the middle of the twentieth century, natural fiber fabric was predominate in flag making. Traditional flag fabrics are wool, cotton, linen, and silk.

Textile Fabric

Constructed by weaving textile fibers into a network or web. Fabric may be natural or synthetic. Until…

This check is a pattern consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical bands in two or more colors in woven cloth. Checks are traditionally associated with the with Celtic countries, especially Scotland where woven dyed wool was, at one time, a principal cloth. District checks were created as camouflage for moving inconspicuously on the laird's lands.

Manufacture of Figured Fabrics

This check is a pattern consisting of crossed horizontal and vertical bands in two or more colors in…

An illustration of a hand loom. he earliest looms were vertical warp-weighted looms, with the warp threads suspended from a branch or piece of wood and weighted or attached to the ground. The weft threads would be pushed into place by hand or a stick that would eventually become the shuttle. At first, it was necessary to raise and lower every warp thread one at a time, which was a time-consuming and laborious process. Basic techniques, such as the insertion of a rod, were developed to produce a shed, the space between warp threads (perhaps every other thread would be alternately raised and lowered), so that the weft thread or shuttle could pass through the entire warp at once.

Hand Loom

An illustration of a hand loom. he earliest looms were vertical warp-weighted looms, with the warp threads…

"A device for making flutes in a fabric or article of dress, as a ruffle." -Whitney, 1911

Fluting Iron

"A device for making flutes in a fabric or article of dress, as a ruffle." -Whitney, 1911

A diagram of a complete pin loom. Notice the pins holding the thread to the loom and the top and bottom.

Complete pin loom

A diagram of a complete pin loom. Notice the pins holding the thread to the loom and the top and bottom.

The orphrey is an embroidered band worn by priests. This band is part of the archbishop's cape designed for the Anglican church.

Orphrey

The orphrey is an embroidered band worn by priests. This band is part of the archbishop's cape designed…

This carpet pattern is a German Renaissance design.

Carpet Pattern

This carpet pattern is a German Renaissance design.

This Medieval textile pattern is a richly embroidered French silk tapestry. It is a 15th century design that includes organic elements with a geometrical framing.

Medieval Textile Pattern

This Medieval textile pattern is a richly embroidered French silk tapestry. It is a 15th century design…

This modern pattern is a Japanese design made out of silk. It is a repeating pattern of a bird.

Modern Pattern

This modern pattern is a Japanese design made out of silk. It is a repeating pattern of a bird.

This textile pattern is a German Renaissance design.

Textile Pattern

This textile pattern is a German Renaissance design.

This textile pattern comes from a 1560 Venetian picture.

Textile Pattern

This textile pattern comes from a 1560 Venetian picture.

The quilt is used as a bed covering. It is made by a hand loom weaver.

Quilt

The quilt is used as a bed covering. It is made by a hand loom weaver.

A frame on which yarn, thread, etc., are wound.

Reel

A frame on which yarn, thread, etc., are wound.

This ribbon has a floral and leaf design.

Ribbon

This ribbon has a floral and leaf design.

This ribbon has a floral design.

Ribbon

This ribbon has a floral design.

This ribbon is designed with floral wreaths of passion fruit.

Ribbon

This ribbon is designed with floral wreaths of passion fruit.

This piece of ribbon is a French design of flowers.

Ribbon

This piece of ribbon is a French design of flowers.

This silk ribbon has a repeating pattern of flowers and wheat.

Silk Ribbon

This silk ribbon has a repeating pattern of flowers and wheat.

"Satin is a silken fabric with an overshot woof and a highly finished surface. The woof is coarse, and hidden underneath the warp, which forms the surface. The warp is of organzine, the weft of tram. In a full satin twill there is an interval of 15 threads."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Satin

"Satin is a silken fabric with an overshot woof and a highly finished surface. The woof is coarse, and…

This scarf is designed with ruffles at its ends.

Scarf

This scarf is designed with ruffles at its ends.

This cashmere scarf is engraved in elegant scrolls.

Cashmere Scarf

This cashmere scarf is engraved in elegant scrolls.

This silk scarf was designed in france. It has a floral design that is done in both un-naturalistic and naturalistic styles.

Silk Scarf

This silk scarf was designed in france. It has a floral design that is done in both un-naturalistic…

An illustration of a group of women in a sewing circle.

Sewing Circle

An illustration of a group of women in a sewing circle.

A pair of scissors along with a needle, thread, and thimble.

Sewing Supplies

A pair of scissors along with a needle, thread, and thimble.

This shawl is long in length, in a paisley design.

Shawl

This shawl is long in length, in a paisley design.

This shawl was designed in London, England. It has an elaborate detailed floral design, with a paisley like style pattern.

Shawl

This shawl was designed in London, England. It has an elaborate detailed floral design, with a paisley…

This cashmere shawl is weaved in a Jacquard loom.

Cashmere Shawl

This cashmere shawl is weaved in a Jacquard loom.

This lace shawl was made using a "pusher bobbin net machine". The design is made of small delicate flowers and leaves.

Lace Shawl

This lace shawl was made using a "pusher bobbin net machine". The design is made of small delicate flowers…

The shuttle is a device in which the thread is woven between the warps to create fabric.

Threaded shuttle

The shuttle is a device in which the thread is woven between the warps to create fabric.

This silk fabric shows a pattern of rose, shamrock and thistle.

Silk

This silk fabric shows a pattern of rose, shamrock and thistle.

"The spindle proper is simply the metal rod and horsehoe-shaped piece of wood with its two rows of little hooks or teeth." - Beard, 1906

Diagram of a spindle

"The spindle proper is simply the metal rod and horsehoe-shaped piece of wood with its two rows of little…

A spindle is a cone shaped weigh that hooked the thread to one end and would allow the person to spin the wool to create thread. The distaff is a tool to keep the thread untangled in the spinning process.

Distaff and spindle

A spindle is a cone shaped weigh that hooked the thread to one end and would allow the person to spin…

"The spinning-wheel shall buzz and whirr." -Beard, 1906

Spinning Wheel

"The spinning-wheel shall buzz and whirr." -Beard, 1906

"The spinning-wheel." - Beard, 1906

Diagram of a spinning-wheel

"The spinning-wheel." - Beard, 1906

This tapestry has heraldic patterns.

Tapestry

This tapestry has heraldic patterns.

An illustration of a bobbin of thread.

Bobbin of Thread

An illustration of a bobbin of thread.