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What is "Relaxing" - Definition & Explanation

A general term for allowing fabrics or yarns to find their most 'comfortable' configuration. These processes tend to involve immersion in large volumes of water to allow things to shrink and swell.

Some other terms

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One of the softest fabrics made. Named from the American-Indian term “shale” meaning soft. Usually plain weave fabrics printed with delicate floral patterns, in Persian or cravat effects. ...
A lightweight, plain weave, made of silk or manufactured fibers, with an open mesh-like appearance. Since the fabric is made with high twist filament yarns, it has a crisp hand. End uses include...
A jumper dress or simply jumper (British English: pinafore dress, pinafore, pinny), is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse or sweater. There is sometimes confusion over...
Cotton Ice is a six-ply, 65% combed cotton/35% bright viscose rayon with 2,100 yds/lb. It is an excellent blend combining the softness of cotton with the sheen and dyeability of rayon. This high...
From the French for "cat's eye." The luster of a piece of wood with a finish on it. Also known as luster or depth, chatoyance displays itself by the figure changing with different viewing angles and...

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