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What is "Gaping" - Definition & Explanation

Fabric defect in crÍpe goods, caused by irregular shrinkage of the yarns. An uneven twist in the yarn causes the irregular shrinkage, resulting in gaping or uneven closing of threads.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A plain, closely woven, inexpensive cloth, usually cotton or a cotton/manufactured fiber blend, characteristically having figured patterns on a white or contrasting background. Calico is typically...
A medium to heavy twill fabric with a contrast in color between the twill line and the ground. Usually has a mottled or flecked appearance caused by using a warp yarn with 2 or more colors twisted...
A dye can generally be described as a coloured substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. The dye is usually used as an aqueous solution, and may require a mordant...
In this type of quilting, shapes are cut and sewn together to form a design. There is no background piece and the seams are hidden on the back side of the quilt top. Pieces may be geometric or may be...
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