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What is "Selvage" - Definition & Explanation

Edge of woven fabric, often of different threads and/or weave, to prevent raveling.
The edge on either side of a woven or flat-knitted fabric, often of different threads and/or weave, so finished to prevent raveling.
The woven edge portion of a fabric parallel to the warp is called selvage.
Also called Selvedge

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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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