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What is "Nep" - Definition & Explanation

A small knot of entangled fibres commonly regarded as a fault but sometimes introduced as an effect.
Small knots of fiber embedded in the yarn. May be intentional or unintentional.

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A finishing process to produce a pattern on a fabric by passing it through a calender in which a heated metal bowl engraved with the pattern works against a relatively soft bowl built up of...
Linters are the short fibers left on the cotton seed after the longer fibers have been removed. Although the fibers are too short for spinning or cloth making, they are useful in paper pulp. The...
A loose, sleeved coat-like garment worn over an inner garment like the angarakha (q.v.), generally sumptuous and appropriate for ceremonial occasions. Of Turkish origin, the chogha was also known as...
A tangled ball of fibers that appears on the surface of a fabric, as a result of wear or continued friction or rubbing on the surface of the fabric. Occurs as a result of fibers loosening from the...
Hue refers to the wavelength of the color and is completely separate from the intensity or saturation of the color. For example a red hue can look brown at a very low saturation level and pink at a...

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