A tightly woven, twilled, worsted fabric with a slight diagonal line on the right side. Wool gabardine is known as a year-round fabric for business suiting. Polyester, cotton, rayon, and various blends are also used in making gabardine.


A measurement most commonly associated with knitting equipment. It can mean the number of needles per inch in a knitting machine. However, in full-fashioned hosiery and sweater machines, the number of needles per 1-1/2 inches represents the gauge.


A thin, sheer plain-weave fabric made from cotton, wool, silk, rayon, or other manufactured fibers. End-uses include curtains, apparel, trimmings, and surgical dressings.


A sheer lightweight fabric, often made of silk or from such manufactured fibers as polyester, with a crepe surface. End-uses include dresses and blouses.


Manufactured fiber materials made into a variety of fabric constructions, and used in a variety civil engineering applications.


Twisted silk, worsted, or cotton with cord or wire running through it, used chiefly as upholstery trimming.


A medium weight, plain weave fabric with a plaid or check pattern. End-uses include dresses, shirts, and curtains.


An inorganic fiber which is very strong, but has poor flexibility and poor abrasion resistance. Glass will not burn and will not conduct electricity. It is impervious to insects, mildew, and sunlight. Today, the primary use of glass fiber is in such industrial applications as insulation or reinforcement of composite structures.


A rich, textured type of hand-stitched tapestry, fit to decorate or cover furniture. The heavy tapestry fabric is thicker and stiffer than double woven fabrics. The gobelin or double woven fabrics can be used for curtains and upholstery. Goblin takes its name from an ancient tapestry factory. It industrially manufactured with jacquard looms. Reproduces paintings, paintings and floral subjects by…


The break between the collar and the lapel.

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