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A textile weave having a pattern of small raised squares or hexagons, used to produce a soft absorbent fabric.
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Manual Woodworkers & Weavers will introduce citrus brights and ocean-inspired pastels in cotton chenille waffleweave from its The Nature of Home Collection designed by Karen Allen.
Fieldcrest Cannon is offering doupioni silk, yarn-dyes, waffleweave, matelasse damasks and overprinted jacquards in its luxury category, and bringing jacquards to the mass market under the Cannon brand; Springmaid is featuring doupioni silk and jacquard wovens in its Bill Blass line, as well as printed sateens and textured wovens in its regular line; and Wamsutta is highlighting sateens, overprinted jacquards, casual yarn-dyes, and a tone-on-tone damask with velvet embellishments.
Patterns include waffleweave, houndstooth, ribbed, allover space-dyed, ziz-zag and high-low zigzag, and elongated check.
Another lustrous introduction: waffleweave coverlets, throws and decorative pillows made from rayon chenille.