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What is "Thread Count" - Definition & Explanation

The number of threads per square inch of fabric. The higher the number the tighter the weave.
The thread count is the number of warp threads per inch plus the number of weft threads.
The number of yarns per square inch in a woven fabric (warp yarn x weft yarn per sq. inch). The higher the count the finer the fabric.
The number of ends and picks per inch in a woven cloth; the number of wales and courses per inch in a knit fabric. See 'Count of Cloth'.
Is the number of warp and weft yarns in one square-inch of a fabric (warp yarn x weft yarn per sq. inch)
The number of ends and picks per inch in a woven cloth, or the number of wales and courses per inch in a knit fabric.
Number of yarns per square inch of woven fabric both horizontally and vertically.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A selvedge that varies in width. NOTE: Variations in weft tension or lack of control of the warp ends within the selvedge may result in such unevenness. Pulled-in selvedges are caused by pulling in...
Acitate A man-made fiber with a luxurious feeling, which dyes in brilliant colors and is economical. Bui if offers low resistance to wear and only fair resistance to sunlight. When blended with other...
Weaving machine for pile fabrics or velvets whereby the pile is made by weaving steel rods or wires into the fabrics. When the wires are extracted the warp ends that have been woven over the wires...
The place in the mill where goods are taken after weaving for inspection and repair. Examiners mark all defects, large or small with chalk; blemishes are also noted. If need be, brushing, shearing,...
Term used to describe a fabric used in outerwear, which allows for a minimum pack volume and weight. These lightweight, packable garments offer the most versatile weather protection. Some of these...

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