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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:

Interfacing is a common term for a variety of materials used on the unseen or "wrong" side of fabrics in sewing. Interfacings can be used to stiffen or add body to fabric, such as the interfacing...
Operations by which slivers (q.v.) are blended (or doubled), levelled and, by drafting (q.v.), reduced to the stage of roving (q.v.) (In the cotton industry, the term is applied exclusively to...
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...
A resistant to wrinkling created through the use of a variety of finishes and treatments. Wrinkle Recovery - Similar to resiliency. It is the ability of a fabric to bounce back after it has been...
A cylindrical or slightly tapered barrel, with or without flanges, for holding slubbings, rovings (q.v.) or yarns. (The term is usually qualified to indicate the purpose for which it is used, e.g....

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