Dye: Colorant that chemically bonds with the fibers
Pigment: Colorant that adheres to the surface of the fibers
Painting: Application of a colorant to the surface of a cloth in a non-repetitious manner by means of a brush, sponges, or other instrument.
Printing: Application of a colorant to the surface of a cloth to create a repeatable design by means of a prepared surface which is pressed against the cloth.
|Block printing||and silk screen||are common methods of hand printing textiles.|
Resist: Any process by which areas of the cloth are protected from the action of dyes.
Embroidery: the decorative application of threads to the surface of a textile by means of a needle.
Patchwork: Pieces of fabric, usually in different colors and patterns, assembled to create a larger panel.
Quilting: Stitching which holds layers of fabric and (usually) an inner layer of padding together. (Note: quilts need not involve patchwork, and patchwork need not be quilted!)