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What is "Threads per inch" - Definition & Explanation

(TPI) Threads per inch is the measurement of the number of threads per inch of material, such as fabric, or metal in the case of screws and bolts.

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A linen woven with even threads that are especially good for embroidery. It is very easy to 'draw' the yarns for drawn thread work. Comes bleached, or colored. Has a soft finish. Has been use for...
A chador is an outer garment worn by women it is one possible way in which a Muslim women may follow the hijab dress-code. A chador covers the wearer from head to toe, leaving only her hands and...
Fabric is mounted flat and rubbed in a figure eight-like motion using a piece of worsted wool cloth as the abradant. The number of cycles endured before the fabric shows an objectionable change in...
Fabrics made directly from individual fibers that are matted together by forming an interlocking web of fibers either mechanically (tangling together) or chemically (gluing, bonding, or melting...
A 3 tone effect that changes with the angle of view. It is achieved by using a warp yarn of one color and double weft yarns of 2 different colors. It is often found in taffetas, poplins or failles of...

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