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What is "Ratine" - Definition & Explanation

A plain weave, loosely constructed fabric with a rough, nubby texture resulting from the use of ratine yarn, a knotted, curly, plied yarn. Used for drapery, dresses and women's sportswear.
Originated in Italy but is a French word that means rough. This fiber has an uneven, pebbled surface. It comes in solid colors and prints and is usually made from silk, cotton or wool.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

a) The characteristic of the visual sensation that enables the eye to distinguish differences in its quality, such as may be caused by differences in the spectral distribution of light rather than by...
Basic plain weave that is crisp and smooth on both sides, usually with a sheen. Warp and filling approximately of the same count. May be plain, printed, striped, checked, plaid, or antique with...
A lightweight, plain weave fabric traditionally of wool or wool blends with a napped, fleecy surface. So named because the texture resembles the breast of an albatross. Usually light in color- used...
A chemical process in which short fuzzy fibres are sealed into a yarn or are removed from the cloth to make the fabric more porous. The strength of the fabric is not impaired. A porous fabric permits...
A method of printing resulting in short fibers, rather than color, being applied in a design to the surface of the fabric. The fabric may be printed with an adhesive and the fiber dusted onto it, or...

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