Alencon Lace - needlepoint lace with a fine net ground. The pattern is outlined with heavy cordonnet.

Boudoir Pillows - 12"x16", also known as breakfast pillows.

Bedding Ensembles - sheets / spread / comforter / shams / bed skirts.

Bed Skirt - Skirt which covers the box spring and hangs to the floor. Skirts can be ruffled, tailored, pleated, lace-trimmed, etc.

Cashmere - Considered one of the most precious of wools, cashmere comes from the Cashmere goat, which lives mainly in the high mountains of Tibet and China. Cashmere yarns produce the warmest, softest and luxurious blankets.

Combed Cotton - cotton fibers obtained from the seed of the cotton plant. Combing separates the long, desirable fibers from the short, immature fiber. This yarn is more even and compact, and can be spun into finer counts than carded cotton. This process creates a stronger, smoother yarn.

Cotton - soft fiber obtained from the seedpod of the cotton plant. It is spun into yarn and thread and woven into fabric. Used for bedding and blankets, pure cotton has a biological makeup that allows air to flow freely to and from the body keeping it cool and dry in summer and warm and comfortable in winter.

Cross-stitch - stitch used to decorate motifs, made by carrying one yarn over another to form a cross (x).

Damask - firm, glossy jacquard-patterned fabric, similar to brocade but flatter and reversible; it can be made from linen, cotton, rayon or silk, or a combination of fabrics.

Duvet Cover - simple pillowcase-type cover for a comforter. Covers with a high thread count are the softest and most durable; they keep feathers from poking through the comforter.

Ecru - unbleached, raw color.

Egyptian cotton - a long staple cotton fiber grown for world production on the banks of the Nile River. It produces a durable, lustrous and soft fabric.

Embroidery - the art or process of producing decorative, hand or machine-needlework.designs.

Faggoting - effect in fabric produced by drawing out a number of yarns and tying small bunches of the remaining yarns in the center. A similar effect is also produced by knotting.

Hemstitch - to decorate (as a border) with hemstitch.

Jacquard - fabric of intricate variegated weave or pattern.

Linen - a sleek, long staple fiber from the flax plant. The first woven textile, linen has been used in ceremonies and households of both royal and modest means for more that 10,000 years. World-class hotels and well-traveled guests know the secret of linen; a silky smooth softness which becomes even softer and whiter with every washing. Due to the nature of the fiber, linen will keep you cool and dry in the hottest, most humid climates. Linen is lint-free, non-allergenic and highly recommended for those with skin concerns.

Matelassé - appearance of a quilted weave - figured pattern with a raised, bubbly surface.

Merino - wool from the Merino sheep, raised mainly in Australia. Merino wool is far more lustrous and the fiber is longer and softer than that of other breeds. Merino lambswool is finer still, coming from the animal's first shearings. This delicate, yet resilient lambswool yarn creates an irresistible warmth and softness for year-round comfort.

Mohair - a fabric or yarn made wholly or in part of the long silky hair of the Angora goat.

Moiré - a type of fabric finish with a watered, wavy appearance.

Organdy - a very fine transparent muslin with a stiff finish.

Organza - a sheer fabric (as of silk or nylon) resembling organdy.

Percale - fine, closely-woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting, and industrial uses. Percale can be made from a domestic cotton woven with shorter threads making it resistant to wrinkling. This variety, thinner and with a shorter lifetime is usually found with a thread count of 180-200 threads per square inch. Luxury percale, woven from fine Italian Egyptian cotton and linen with a much higher thread count, is also available.

Petit Point - needlework tapestry.

Picot - French, series of small ornamental loops forming an edging on ribbon or lace.

Pima - Pima cotton is a generic name for extra-long staple (ELS) cotton grown in the U.S., Australia and Peru in very limited production and in a few other locations around the world. In the U.S., cotton is considered to be ELS or Pima if it is an inch and 3/8 or longer. Its strength and uniformity measurements are also considerably higher than those of upland cotton. Woven with shorter threads, Pima sheets are less expensive and have a shorter lifetime than sheets made of Egyptian cotton. "Supima" is the trademark name used to promote and market textile and apparel products made with 100% American Pima cotton.

Piqué - a durable ribbed fabric of cotton, rayon or silk.

Sateen - smooth durable lustrous fabric usually made of cotton in satin weave. Sateen is the term used to describe a cotton satin weave and charmeuse, a silk satin weave.

Satin - a satin fabric is the most elegant of weaves, woven with multiple warp yarns that pass over a few single weft yarns. Recognized by its silky hand and sheen, a woven sateen fabric reflects light and can be created in both heavy or light weights, with a lustrous face and dull back.

Scalloped - one of a continuous series of circle segments or angular projections forming a border.

Sham - ornamental covering for a pillow.

Silk - the only natural fiber that comes in a filament form, reeled from the cocoon, cultivated or wild.

Swiss Organdy - staple cotton muslin finished in such a way that it can be washed and needs minimal ironing to restore its crisp finish.

Taffeta - a fine, plain-weave fabric smooth on both sides, usually with a sheen on its surface.

Thermal - waffle-knit fabric of cotton, wool (,) or manufactured fiber that provides good thermal insulation.

Thread Count - number of threads per square inch in a fabric. Higher quality linens have a thread count of 200 or more - the higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the fabric.

Toile - any of many plain or simple twill-weave fabrics, especially linen.

Velour - a plain, velvet-like finish on a fabric, adding luxury and softness.

Velvet - a fabric with a short, soft, dense pile.

Warp - a series of yarns extended lengthwise in a loom and crossed by the weft.

Weft - a filling thread or yarn in weaving.