> > In English accounts the word used is changeable (or variations of spelling of that anyway). It's simply that the yarn is dyed before being woven as opposed the fabric being dyed after being woven. Which happens all the time in brocades and those crazy and wonderful velvets with, say, a ground of white and cut pile of black and uncut pile of gold :)
> Actually, for velvet, the process is slightly different...
> Regular fabric, you'd have the warp and weft different colours.
> For velvet, the ground fabric would be all the same colour (warp and
> weft), but the *pile* threads, which are extra threads inserted into
> the fabric, would be a different colour. But you wouldn't call it shot
> (or changeable) velvet.
And nowhere did I say the weaving was the same :) Just that the threads are dyed before weaving.