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What is "Needle" - Definition & Explanation

Small, slender piece of steel with a hole for thread and a point for stitching fabric. Machine embroidery needles come in sharp-points for piercing heavy, tightly woven fabric; ball-points, which glide between the fibers of knits; and a variety of specialty points such as wedge-points, used for leather.
Slender piece of steel with a point, ball, taper or other shape on one end with a nearby hole or eye for thread used in machine sewing of fabrics.

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Enzymes used for treatment of yarn, fabric, and garments in wet processing operations such as pretreatment, including desizing, scouring, and bleaching; and finishing operations including surface...
The combination of two or more types of staple fibers and/or colors in one yarn. Blends are sometimes so intimate that It is difficult to distinguish component fibers in yarn or fabric. A highly...
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...
A weft double knit fabric in which a Jacquard type of mechanism is used. This device individually controls needles or small groups of needles, and allows very complex and highly patterned knits to be...

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