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What is "Gaging Thread" - Definition & Explanation

A heavy thread temporarily woven near the edge of a fabric. It is withdrawn, after weaving, leaving the filling threads forming a loop selvedge. Similar to Catch cord.

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The bias direction of a piece of woven fabric, usually referred to simply as 'the bias', is at 45 degrees to its warp and weft threads. Every piece of woven fabric has two biases, perpendicular to...
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