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What is "Dimity" - Definition & Explanation

A lightweight, sheer, plain weave fabric characterized by lengthwise ribs. Sometimes also with crosswise ribs forming a check. Commonly used for curtains, aprons.
Cotton fabric made of combed yarn that comes in a plain weave with a crosswise or lengthwise spaced rib or crossbar effect. A thin sheer with corded spaced stripes that could be single, double or triple grouping. Has a crisp texture which remains fairly well after washing. It is easy to sew and manipulate and launders well. Dimity will crease unless treated to become crease-resistant. May be bleached, dyed, or printed and often printed with a small rose-bud design. It is mercerized and has a soft luster.
Dimity is a lightweight, sheer cotton fabric having at least two warp threads thrown into relief to form fine cords.
Dimity is sheer, thin, white or printed fabric with lengthwise cords, stripes or checks.
Stout cotton with raised pattern on one side, sometimes printed, and in plain or twilled fashion.

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