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What is "Fabric" - Definition & Explanation

Two-dimensional collection of yarns and fibers. In a general sense, also includes leather when used for furniture covers.
General term used for all materials made of fibers /yarnsby weaving, knitting, lace binding, braiding , felting,bonding, fusing orinterlocking.
A term used to denote all materials made of fibers
A manufactured assembly of fibres or yarns (or both) that has substantial surface area in relation to its thickness, and sufficient mechanical strength to give the assembly inherent cohesion.
NOTE:
Fabrics are most commonly woven or knitted, but the term also applies to assemblies produced by lace-making, tufting, felting, net-making and non-woven processes.
A Manufactured Assembly Of Fibres And/or Yarns That Has Substantial Surface Area In Relation To Its Thickness And Sufficient Mechanical Strength To Give The Assembly Inherent Cohesion. , Note: Fabrics Are Most Commonly Woven Or Knitted, But The Term Includes Assemblies Produced By Lace-making, Tufting, Felting, Net-making, And The So-called Nonwoven Processes.
An assembly of fibres and/or yarns, which is generally in a sheet-like form. Also known as cloth. A planar structure consisting of yarns or fibres. There are different types of fabric based on their manufacturing processes, mainly Woven, Knitted, Braided, Lace (or Net), Felt and Non-woven.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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...
Can be either a cotton or wool fabric, woven in a plain open weave, similar to cheesecloth, and dyed in the piece. Cotton bunting is often woven with plied yarns. Wool bunting is woven with worsted...
Pleats allow fabric to be fitted in one area and fuller in another area, but they also cause fullness at the end of the pleat. A pleat is made by folding the fabric, and stitching a straight line at...
A finish which causes tiny fibrils or fibrous elements to be spilt from the fibers and protrude from the surface of the fabric. Results in a frosted, hazy, laundered appearance and a soft hand....
A system of spinning, using a ring spinning frame that drafts the roving, twists the yarn, and winds it on the bobbin continuously and simultaneously on one operation. Modern ring frames are suitable...

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