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What is "Damping Cloth" - Definition & Explanation

A piece of absorbent fabric which is wetted and laid over a garment during pressing. This increases the humidity in that area and prevents the formation of gloss on some fabrics.

Some other terms

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A rayon that is spun to look like cotton or wool. It is made with staple fibers in a continuous strand to give this effect. It wears well and is washable. Made in different weights and comes in plain...
A variation on the twill weave construction in which a broken check effect is produced by a variation in the pattern of interlacing yarns, utilizing at least two different colored yarns. This check...
A top-grain, aniline dyed leather that's buffed to create a soft nap. Should not be confused with suede, which is the fles side of the leather. Look and feel is great for lowuse applications where...
Term used to distinguish natural fibers obtained from animals. It includes alpaca, angora, goat hair, camel hair, cashmere, cow hair, fur, guanaco, hog hair, huarizo, llama, mohair, misti, Persian...
Desirable changes in wood that provide interesting patterns at the surface. Examples are: flame, crotch (curl, Brit.), burl (burr, Brit.) , curly (tiger stripe, fiddle, fiddleback) and birdseye....

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