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What is "Shetland" - Definition & Explanation

A soft shaggy wool tweed fabric. Originally referred to only wool from the Shetland Islands in Scotland but now refers to any wool fabric with similar characteristics. May be woven or knit. Used for overcoats, sportcoats, sweaters.
A wool yarn or fabric with a soft yet firm handle, plain dyed or in mixture shades.
A coarse wool from sheep raised in the Shetland Isles.

Some other terms

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(douppioni) silk yarns made from the cocoon of two silk worms that have nested toghether. In spinning, the double strand is not separated so the yarn is uneven and irregular with a large diameter in...
a) Knitting A term in general use in the knitting industry, and applied to mechanisms for selection of knitting elements. b) Weaving A shedding (q.v.) mechanism (attached to the loom) that...
A fabric of worsted, wool worsted and wool and cotton in a satin weave, some in small repeat twill weaves with a clear finish. Has a very good lustre finish which resembles satin. Some has a slight...
Comes in various forms. May be of cotton, wool. silk,rayon or other manmade fiber. Usually plain weave,sometimes leno-weave, occasionallyknitted. Sheer,lightweight. Cotton gauze sometimesused...

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