A cylindrical or slightly tapered barrel, with or without flanges, for holding slubbings, rovings (q.v.) or yarns. (The term is usually qualified to indicate the purpose for which it is used, e.g. ring bobbin, twisting bobbin, spinning bobbin, condensor bobbin, weft bobbin).
The technique of permanently joining together two fabrics – usually a face fabric and lining fabrics of tricot – into one package. Special adhesives, binders, or thins slices of foam may be used as the marrying agent. Fabrics can also be bonded to ultra-thins slices of foam or other materials and make possible easier handling of fragile cloths such as delicate laces, sheer materials, or lightweight knits, on the cutting tables.
Spool or reel that holds the bobbin thread in a sewing machine; this thread forms stitches on the fabric underside.
Spool or reel that holds the bobbin thread, which helps form stitches on the underside of the fabric. A stitch is formed when the upper thread and bobbin thread are joined together through the sewing process.