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What is "Shirring" - Definition & Explanation

Making puckers or gathers in a fabric, often by using elasticated thread in parallel rows.
Means tight gathering in any part of the garment.

Some other terms

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A weave in which the filling fibers go over many warp fibers before going under a warp fiber, creating the illusion that the fibers are floating, and creating fabric that is very shiny but easily...

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