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What is "Blanket" - Definition & Explanation

This is a heavy fabric produced from wool or a with an admixture of wool and cotton. Sometimes cotton, acrylic and polypropylene are also used.
Broad term for wide-width woolen over coating fabric with soft hand and well napped finish. Also refers to a fabric, used in sampling, that shows a series of filling patters or colors, all on the same warp.
A fabric reinforced sheet of rubber used on a web offset press to transfer the image from the plate to the paper.
A blanket is a (usually square- or rectangular-shaped) piece of cloth, generally intended to keep people warm, especially while they sleep. It can be distinguished from sheets by its thickness and its intention; the thickest sheet is still thinner than the lightest blanket, because blankets intend to warm people, while sheets are for hygiene, comfort and aesthetics. ...
The highest quality fleece which begins at the shoulder, runs the full length of the back and down each side until it meets the more medulated fiber on the belly. Excludes neck, leg, chest, belly, and britch. The term originated from the image of a horse's saddle blanket.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

The number of warp ends and picks per inch in a woven fabric. If a cloth is 68 X 72, it means there are 68 ends and 72 picks per inch in a woven fabric. A cloth that has the same number of ends and...
Refers to fibers that are typically manufactuered through an electrospinning process, which spins fibers in diameters ranging from 10nm (nanometers) to several hundred nanometers, but usually less...
Some resin treatments or finishes given cotton, rayon, nylon or blended fabrics, may cause goods to retain varying amounts of chlorine when laundered or bleached with chlorine. his can cause...
Has a longer or higher pile than velvet, but shorter than plush. It is pressed flat and has a high lustre made possible by a tremendous roller-press treatment given the material in finishing. Now...
An imperfection, characterized by a ridge or mark running in the crosswise or lengthwise directions of the fabric. Barrés can be caused by tension variations in the knitting process, poor quality...

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