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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:

Term used to describe the depression on the deck of a sofa or chair created where the front band meets the deck, and is sewn to the underlying layers of cloth. This also creates a slight rise in the...
The generic name for fibres made from a synthetic linear polymer that contains, in the chain, at least 85% (m/m) of an ester of a dihydric alcohol and terphthalic acid, e.g....
The thin compressed edge of a woven fabric which runs parallel to the warp yarns and prevents raveling. It is usually woven, utilizing tougher yarns and a tighter construction than the rest of the...
A woven fabric with a series of faint stripes formed by the arrangement of light, medium, and dark warp yarns or by twisting together 2 yarns of different colors. Used for drapery, upholstery,...
a) An edging or border of loose threads, tassels or loops. NOTE: The edging or border may be produced by the constituent threads or by threads added to a fabric after weaving or knitting. b) A...

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