“Mate-Lesse” – that’s what my husband said the other day. When does the “mate-lesse summer spread come out?” “It’s February,” I said. He thinks that’s a cool word and he uses it whenever he can. I myself find it an interesting word as well. For those of you not quite sure what it means, it’s a jacquard loom and used esp. for clothing, upholstery, and bedspreads and marked by raised floral or geometric designs with a puckered or quilted appearance achieved by the interlacing of threads in the weaving or the contracting of threads in the finishing (see picture above).
I love using words in the “designer world” when speaking with my husband, Rick, about my various projects I’m working on. “Oh the draperies were unbelievably beautiful on my clients window,” I said. “They had grommets and they undulated in and out.” “Undulated in and out!” “What the heck is un..ju…lates…..?” My husband elongates the word to emphasize it. Ah another word in the designer world.
Stay tuned for more “designer words” I use on my husband.