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What is "Cambric" - Definition & Explanation

Material used to cover the bottom of upholstered pieces, often black and stiff. Can be woven or non-woven and cotton or synthetic.
It is a cloth made of high quality cotton yarn and given a special finish. This imparts a stiff feel and bright appearance to the cloth. The end uses include summer dresses, dress linings etc.
Cambric is a lightweight cotton cloth used as fabric for lace and needlework.
A fine, thin, white linen or cotton fabric that is soft, closely woven, and light and has been treated to give it a slight gloss. It is either bleached or piece dyed and is highly mercerized and lint free. It is calendered on the right side with a slight gloss. Lower qualities have a smooth bright finish. It is similar to batiste but is stiffer and with fewer slubs. Cambric launders very well, has good body, and sews and finishes well. It was originally made in Cambria, France of linen and used for Church embroidery, table linens, handkerchiefs, underwear, slips, nightgowns, children's dresses, aprons, shirts and blouses. Normally used for pillow and duvet shells.
A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or linen.
A fabric made, in imitation of linen cambric, of fine, hardspun cotton, often with figures of various colors; -- also called cotton cambric, and cambric muslin.
Soft, white, closely woven cotton fabric calendered to achieve a high glaze. Used mainly for pocket linings, underwear, aprons, shirts, and handkerchiefs. Originally made in Cambrai, France of linen and used for church embroidery and table linen.
Light weight, closely woven cottons/ linen fabric which is usually givenaslightly stiffening effect.
A Plain Weave, Traditionally Light Weight Cotton Fabric With A Luster On The Surface . Used For Handkerchiefs Underwear, Shirts, Aprons , Tablecloths.
A fine thin white linen fabric.
Soft, closely woven, light. Either bleached or piece dyed. Highly mercerized, lint free. Calendered on the right side with a slight gloss. Lower qualities have a smooth bright finish. Similar to batiste but is stiffer and fewer slubs. Launders very well. Has good body, sews and finishes well. Originally made in Cambria, France of linen and used for Church embroidery and table linens.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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