Novelty patterns reflect on a wide range of trends in fashion, art, and culture. Derived from the Latin term novus, meaning new, they are whimsical, highly unusual, and unique in their expressiveness. Novelty is also an umbrella term for complex yarns with irregular features used in weaving or knitting to create textural and surface effects. Common examples of novelty yarns in interior textiles are bouclé, chenille, slub, and ribbon yarns.

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