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What is "Lastex" - Definition & Explanation

Lastex is an elastic fiber made from Latex. It is most often used with other fibers to create fabrics such as Spandex and foundation garments. Lastex will deteriorate after repeated washing and drying, losing its elasticity.
Yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Ornamental embroidered effect in which extra filling yarn is shot through cloth at regular intervals during weaving. The extra fillings are floated between designs and later cut or clipped for...

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