A basic rib knit made with a pattern of dainty openings. Typically feminine.
When interlacing ratio is expressed as % is called degree of interlacing.
A type of cut and sew knit fabric that is characterized by the interconnecting of the knit stitches.
Fine silk fabric.
A piece of fabric sewn to the inside of a garment for lining purposes or to add structure to the garment.
Durable twilled cotton.
Two single yarns of different colors twisted together. You see this mottled effect most often in sweaters.
Plain cotton-wool blend.
Lightweight, soft, cotton-like fabric with a small 2x1 basket (rib) weaves repeats. High quality. Very smooth surface; used for shirts.
Coarse drapery and toweling fabric.
A coarse heavy woolen fabric (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug).
A closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib.
Weft is a type of knitting in which yarns run horizontally, from side to side, across the width of the fabric.
Light/medium weight, plain weave, fine, cotton-type fabric, usually with one colored printed scenic design. Used mostly for home furnishings, clothing, etc.
A small embroidered loop forming an ornamental edging on a ribbon or lace.
The Device which is used to give the proper tension during winding yarn onto the package is known as Tensioning Device. Otherwise High tension can damage the yarn whereas too low a tension can lead to unstable packages which will not unwind cleanly.
A dyed fabric; a removable wax is used where the dye is not wanted.
This is a knit fabric, usually in cotton or poly cotton that has napped terry loops on one or both sides. There are several variations that and finish types for fleeces.
The process of inserting warp yarn through reed is called denting plan.
A durable, plain weave fabric similar to broadcloth but with a heavier rib and heavier weight. Made of silk, cotton, synthetic fibers, wool or blends.
A dressy, flat-ribbed fabric with a light luster that drapes and tailors well. The ribs are flatter and less pronounced than in grosgrain. Traditionally used for women's dresses, suits and coats.
DuPont's registered trademark for its brand of elastic fiber. Same type of fiber as Spandex.
A semi-lustrous surface distinguishes this smooth, durable fabric in a satin weave. Sateen is usually made of cotton.
A coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms.
Light fabric of wool or mixed wool and cotton.
A short, closely woven cut pile fabric with a rich, soft texture.
Soft, fuzzy yarns stand out around a velvety cord on this fabric, whose name comes from the French word for "caterpillar."
Yarns inserted into a fabric that are sufficiently different to the surrounding yarns, to form or enhance a pattern.
A heavy fabric suitable for coats.
Refers to a fabric's tendency to disburse moisture rather than absorbing it.
Soft lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk fabric.
A fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures.
Rich satin fabric.
Coarse fabric for making bags or sacks.
Knit fabric where a stripe pattern is produced by the way colored yarns are fed into the knitting machine. Also know as Yarn Dyed.
Any polymer showing rubber-like elastic properties. This includes Lycra and Spandex.
A manufactured natural fibre made from wood cellulose. It is soft, absorbent and drapes well. Also known as Viscose.
Silk-like fabric made from wool of angora goats.
A waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud.
Fine wool made from alpaca hair.
A class of yarn-dyed, plain-weave fabrics with a colored warp and white filling. Most often produced in soft blue tomes (looks like faded blue jean denim).
A heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs sails or tents).
A generic term for a plain knit fabric without a distinct rib. Originally made of wool, jersey fabric was first manufactured on the island of Jersey.
A color effect produced in fabrics woven with a warp yarn of one colour and a weft yarn of a contrasting color.
Embellishment on a garment where decoration is made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another.
A dull, flat knit fabric made of fine crepe yarns. Most popular in travel and permanent press or easy care dresses, slacks and skirts.
A soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat.
A fabric woven with a pattern of small diamonds.
A trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that is used to make shirts and underwear.