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What is "Grain" - Definition & Explanation

In fabric, the internal arrangement of the fibers, the direction of a weave in a woven fabric.
In wood, the long direction of the wood cells.
In wood, the visible pattern made by pores and/or annual rings
Another word used for the length-wise (weft yarn) or the cross-wise / horizontal (warp yarn) threads of the fabric.
Another word used for the length wise (weft yarn) or cross-wise (warp yarn) threads of the fabric.
The lengthwise and crosswise threads (warp and weft directions) of a woven fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A minimally processed cotton fabric. Bits of cotton seed, stems and other plant components are in the yarn. These specks of brown give the fabric its natural and rustic appearance. The yarns are...
Comes from the Angora goat, one of oldest animals known to man, it is two-and-one-half times as strong as wool and outwears it. Come from South Afnca. Western Asia. Turkey, and California. Oregon....
Extruded yarn that has been subjected to a stretching or drawing process which orientates the long-chain molecules of which the yarn is composed, in the direction of the filament axis. NOTE: On...
A natural fiber collected from the inner bark surrounding the stem of certain dicotyledonic plants. Most bast fibers are obtained from herbs cultivated in agriculture, including flax, Jute, hemp and...
The force necessary to tear a fabric, measured by the force necessary to start or continue a tear in a fabric. Expressed in pounds or in grams, the most commonly used method for determining the tear...

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