An Afghan is a blanket, wrap, or shawl of colored wool, knitted or crocheted in geometric shapes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Afghan blanket"
Aida cloth is a coarse, open-weave, even-weave fabric traditionally used for cross-stitch embroidery. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aida cloth"
Alnage, or aulnage (from Fr. aune, ell) is the official supervision of the shape and quality of manufactured woollen cloth. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alnage"
Angora wool is a generic term for either Mohair if the hair is from an Angora goat or Angora fabric if the hair is from an Angora rabbit. ...more on Wikipedia about "Angora wool"
Aramid fiber (1961) is a fire-resistant and strong synthetic fiber. It is used in aerospace and military applications, for "bullet-proof" body armor fabric, and as an asbestos substitute. The term is a shortened form of " aromatic polyamide". ...more on Wikipedia about "Aramid"
Baize is a coarse woollen or cotton cloth, often coloured red or green. It is often used on snooker and billiards tables (it is the green cloth that covers the top and is often referred to as 'the green baize'). ...more on Wikipedia about "Baize"
Ballistic nylon is a thick, tough synthetic fabric used for a variety of applications. Ballistic nylon was originally developed by the DuPont corporation as a material for flak jackets to be worn by World War II airmen. The term ballistic nylon takes its name from the fact that it was intended to protect its wearers from flying debris and shrapnel caused by bullet or artillery shell impacts (though its success in that capacity is doubtful). Ballistic nylon was succeeded by Kevlar and other, more effective, bulletproof fabrics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ballistic nylon"
The bias (US) or cross-grain (UK) direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as "the bias" or "the cross-grain", is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases, perpendicular to each other. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bias (textile)"
Bògòlanfini (sometimes bogolan) is a traditional Malian fabric dyed with fermented mud, particularly associated with the Bambara. The name is a Bambara word meaning "earthcloth." ...more on Wikipedia about "Bògòlanfini"
Bombazine, or bombasine, is a fabric originally made of silk or silk and wool, and now also made of cotton and wool or of wool alone. Good bombazine is made with a silk warp and a worsted weft. It is twilled or corded and used for dress-material. Black bombazine was once used largely for mourning wear, but the material had gone out of fashion by the beginning of the 20th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bombazine"
Buckram is a stiff cloth, made of cotton or linen, which is used to cover, and protect, a book, and although is more expensive than its look-a-like, Brella, is stronger and resistant to cockroaches eating it. Buckram can also be used to stiffen clothes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Buckram"
Burlap is a densely woven fabric, usually made of jute and allied vegetable fibers. Because it is strong and inexpensive, burlap is often used to make packaging, such as sacks and bags to ship goods like coffee beans. Due to its coarse texture, however, it is rarely used for apparel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Burlap"
Calico is a fabric made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton. It may contain unseparated husk parts, for example. The fabric is less coarse and thick than canvas or denim, but owing to its unfinished and undyed appearance, it is still very cheap. ...more on Wikipedia about "Calico (fabric)"
The California State Tartan is the official tartan of the State of California. ...more on Wikipedia about "California State Tartan" www.shortopedia.com moments.
Cambric is a lightweight cotton cloth used as fabric for lace and needlework. Cambric, also known as batist in a large part of the world, was invented by Jean-Baptiste Cambrai, France, which gave the fabric its name, as early as 1595; It is a closely woven, firm fabric with a slight glossy surface produced by calendering. Modern cambric is made from Egyptian or American cotton and sometimes flax, but also polymer fibres can be added. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cambric"
Camel hair is, variously, the hair of a camel; a type of cloth made from camel hair; or a substitute for authentic camel hair. When woven into haircloth, using the outer protective fur called gaurd hair, camel hair is coarse and inflexible. However, other varieties of camel hair cloth—especially those that blend camel hair with wool— or from the pure under coat are soft and plush,. Pure camel hair, frequently used for coats, is gathered when camels molt in warmer seasons. This under coat is very soft, and is separated from the dense, coarse gaurd hair for cloth use. ...more on Wikipedia about "Camel hair"
Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, and other functions where sturdiness is required. It is also popularly used on fashion handbags. ...more on Wikipedia about "Canvas"
Capilene is the clothing company Patagonia's name for polyester with a hydrophilic surface finish. Capilene's core remains hydrophobic (water hating). Patagonia also adds an antimicrobial finish to Capilene to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Originally used in Patagonia-brand thermal underwear and in stretch versions where it has been blended with Lycra, it is now available from Patagonia in everything from base layers to outerwear, this is a super soft, very warm material most commonly used in long underwear. ...more on Wikipedia about "Capilene"
Cashmere wool is wool obtained from the Kashmir goat. The name derives from an archaic spelling of Kashmir. It is sometimes incorrectly applied to any extremely soft wool. Calling any soft wool 'Cashmere' is like calling all sparkling wine 'Champagne'. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cashmere wool"
Cedar bark textile was used by indigenous people in the Pacific Northwest region of modern-day Canada and the United States. Historically, most items of clothing were made this. The name is a confusing misnomer, as it is made from thuja and cypress bark, not cedar bark, cedars being confined to the Old World. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cedar bark textile"
Cheesecloth is a loosewoven cotton cloth, such as is used in pressing cheese curds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cheesecloth" Inform your friends about www.shortopedia.com
Chiffon, which is a French word for rag, is a lightweight sheer material with a slightly rough feel to it. It can be made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibers, but is usually associated with silk and can be dyed to most any shade you like. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chiffon (fabric)"
Chino cloth is a kind of twill fabric, usually made primarily from cotton. Originally used in British and French military uniforms in the mid-1800s, today it is also used to make civilian clothing. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chino cloth"
Cloth or fabric is a flexible artificial material made up of a network of natural or artificial fibres ( thread or yarn) formed by weaving or knitting ( textiles), or pressed into felt. The words fabric and material are commonly used in the textile assembly trades such as tailoring and dressmaking, as synonyms for cloth. They are however, words with much more general meanings. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cloth"
Coir (from Malayalam kayaru - cord) is a coarse fibre extracted from the fibrous outer shell of a coconut. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coir"
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