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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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Knitting is one of several ways to turn thread or yarn into cloth (cf weaving, crochet). Unlike woven fabric, knitted fabric consists entirely of parallel courses of yarn. The courses are joined to...
Very soft and very light fabric with a silky hand. The fiber is obtained from the Alpaca goat. Alpaca resembles mohair and is often imitated in cheaper versions using wool and rayon blends. It is...
Some resin treatments or finishes given cotton, rayon, nylon or blended fabrics, may cause goods to retain varying amounts of chlorine when laundered or bleached with chlorine. his can cause...
Often made from rayon but can also be made from mohair, silk and synthetics. The ground or backing yarns are usually made of cotton. Sometimes jute or hemp is combined with the cotton. It has a pile...
a) Fabric A length of finished fabric of less than a customary unit (piece) length. b) Finishing 1. Each passage of a length of fabric through a machine, for example in jig-dyeing. 2. A joint...

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