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What is "Fleece" - Definition & Explanation

A brushed fabric often used for blankets and warm outerwear.
A fabric with a thick, soft nap or pile resembling sheep's wool. Commonly a knit which has been brushed and sheared but may be woven.
Refers to pile or napped fabric with a deep, soft, woolly-style surface (click here for more info).
A soft, bulky, deep-piled knitted or woven fabric of wool or cotton in a plain, twill, pile or knitted weave. Fleece has a deep, soft nap or pile obtained by heavily napping with wire brushes or with a pile weave. This provides air space giving good insulating properties without too much weight. The inter-lacing space is covered by the nap. The nap wears out in time, but good quality cloth gives good wear. Range from cheap to expensive clothes. Material is often cumbersome and bulky, therefore it may be difficult to manipulate.
The wool shorn from any sheep, or from any animal in the wool category.
1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt).
2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.
Fabric with deep, soft nap. Term properly applied to flatwoven or knit fabricsas will as to those woven on the pile principle. The longnap orpileprovidesmany airspaces, resulting in a fabric with high insulative properties.
Fleece is a three-ply, 100% fine merino wool with 1,650 yds/lb. Fleece is a very fine quality wool made much like our Softball Cotton. Fleece is excellent for that "wool ski sweater".
Fabric with a thick, heavy surface resembing sheep wool. Features a pile of napped fabric with either woven or knitted construction.
A soft, bulky, deep-piled knitted or woven fabric.
Fleecy fabric, weft-knitted: A general term for any plain weft-knitted fabric which has been brushed or raised on one or both sides.
Refers to pile or napped fabric with a deep, soft, woolly-style surface.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A steel rod which is inserted in between the base fabric and the pile ends in a pile fabric woven on a wire loom or ÚpinglÚ loom. The height and thickness of the rod determine the size of the loop. A...
An irregular, slub silk reeled from double cocoons or silk worms which have spun their cocoons side by side causing an interlock, making it necessary to reel them together. Antique taffetas and...
A band (q.v.) that runs with clearly defined edges and that differs in appearance from the adjacent normal fabric. (It may be shady and may or may not run parallel with the picks). Bar is a general...

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