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What is "Macrame" - Definition & Explanation

A hand woven and knotted lace originally made in Arabia but later made in Italy. Macrame was popular during the '60s and early 1970s for pot hangers, curtains, shawls and scarves.

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Fibers of relatively short length, inches or cm. Most natural fibers (except silk) are staple fibers. Staple fibers must be twisted or spun into yarns. Staple fibers expose more fiber ends on the...
Rupture of individual filaments (usually during winding or weaving) that results in the appearance of a fibrous or hairy surface, which may be localised or general, in a fabric made from flat...
Usually have straight or close fitting skirts, accompanied by a form fitting bodice. The skirt is often ankle length and sometimes has a slit in either the front, side, or back to make walking...
A type of fiber variant that takes deep and brilliant colors. When mixed or blended with conventional fibers various multi-color and cross-dye effects are possible in a fabric from one dye bath or...
An imperfection, characterized by a ridge or mark running in the crosswise or lengthwise directions of the fabric. Barrés can be caused by tension variations in the knitting process, poor quality...

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