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What is "Cretonne" - Definition & Explanation

This is a fabric woven with plain, twill or crepe, and small fancy weaves. It is ornamented with elaborate printed designs.
A plain weave fabric, usually cotton, with a neutral ground and brightly colored floral designs, similar to chintz but with a dull finish and sometimes heavier. Used for draperies and upholstery.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A weave in which the filling fibers go over many warp fibers before going under a warp fiber, creating the illusion that the fibers are floating, and creating fabric that is very shiny but easily...
Two different items of traditional Islamic women's clothing are known as a burka, burqa or burqua. One is a kind of veil which is tied on the head, over a headscarf, and covers the face except for a...
The tendency of a yarn to become fuller-looking when wetted and dried under certain conditions. In practice, the overall yarn diameter increases slightly-resulting in a "halo effect" or softer...
Knit - The most common type of knit formed by interlocking loops in the widthwise direction. Weft knit tend to have more stretch than warp knits. Examples are interlock, jerseys, double knits, rib...
The highest grade of material made from the best of stock: Saxony, Silesia, or Australia merino wool. Two up and one down twill weave is used. Cloth must be even and smooth for its use as covering...

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