spina

English translation: herringbone (pattern)

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01:07 Dec 6, 2010
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / Techniques of weaving
Italian term or phrase: spina
"Tessuti fondamentali: telaio taffeta. Spina o saia."
Thomas Ochiltree
Local time: 20:11
English translation:herringbone (pattern)
Explanation:
herringbone and twill (saia). The latter quite unheard before. These terms refer to the pattern rather than to the textile itself I found them in net dictionaries.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2010-12-06 04:47:56 GMT)
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actually we say spina di pesce
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4 +3herringbone (pattern)
xxxR.C.
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twill
Yvonne Gallagher

  

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herringbone (pattern)


Explanation:
herringbone and twill (saia). The latter quite unheard before. These terms refer to the pattern rather than to the textile itself I found them in net dictionaries.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2010-12-06 04:47:56 GMT)
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actually we say spina di pesce

xxxR.C.
Local time: 02:11
Native speaker of: Italian
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agree  cynthiatesser
6 hrs

agree  Shera Lyn Parpia
6 hrs

agree  Yvonne Gallagher: twill is a fabric with inherent pattern from weave, see ref.
1 day 21 hrs
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2 days 42 mins
Reference: twill

Reference information:
twill n. A fabric with diagonal parallel ribs. The weave used to produce such a fabric. tr.v. , twilled , twilling , twills.
www.answers.com/topic/twill - Cached

it looks a bit like herringbone but not as pronounced a pattern. Twill often was used for army uniforms

Yvonne Gallagher
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