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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

Some more terms:

A fabric whose weave is made up of 2 or 3 warp yarns or threads to every one weft. Weave with diagonal ribs and large number of variations. Diagonals may be set at sharp or blunt angles, may be...
A textile weave consisting of double threads interlaced to produce a checkered pattern similar to that of a woven basket. Also called hopsack or matt weave. The weave is 2/2. A variation of the plain...
A fabric construction, in which two fabrics are woven on the loom at the same time, one on top of the other. In the weaving process, the two layers of woven fabric are held together using binder...
A closely woven plain-weave fabric, traditionally made from cotton or linen yarns, and similar to canvas. NOTE: The terms "canvas" and "duck" have become almost synonymous and are often qualified...
A yarn which differs from the normal construction of single and folded yarns by way of deliberately produced irregularities in its construction. These irregularities are formed by increasing the...

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