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What is "Ticking" - Definition & Explanation

Fabric specifically woven to resist down and feathers from poking through.
A general term for a strong, durable, closely woven fabric in plain, twill or satin weave, which is used for covering box springs, mattresses and pillows.
Closely woven cotton in a twill or satin weave, usually woven in stripes and used for mattress covers, slipcovers, upholstery use and pillows.
Compactly woven cotton cloth used for containers, covers for mattresses and pillows, sportswear (hickory stripes), institution fabric, and work clothes. It is striped cloth, usually white background with blue or brown stripes in the motif.
Cotton twill that is very tightly woven with more warp than filling yarns. It is very sturdy and strong, smooth and lustrous. Usually has white and colored stripes, but some patterned (floral). Tiking can be made water-repellent, germ resistant, and feather-proof. Uses include pillow covers, mattress coverings, upholstering and some sportswear. 'Bohemian ticking' has a plain weave, a very high texture, and is featherproof. It has a lighter weight than regular ticking and is patterned with narrow colored striped on a white background or may have a chambray effect by using a white or unbleached warp with a blue or red filling.
A tightly woven, very durable fabric, usually made of cotton, and used for covering mattresses, box springs, pillows, and work clothes. The fabric can be made by using a plain, satin, or twill weave construction.
A general term for a strong, tightly woven fabric most often used for mattress and box spring covers but also for workwear and other apparel. Often found in a pattern of narrow stripes on either side of a wider stripe. They are commonly dark warp stripes on a white ground.
A tightly woven, very durable fabric, usually made of cotton, and used for covering mattresses, box springs, pillows, and work clothes.
A striped cotton or linen fabric used for mattress covers, slipcovers and curtains.
A strong linen or cotton fabric used in upholstering and as a covering for a mattress or pillow.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A rotation, usually lateral, between different panels of a garment resulting from the release of latent stresses during laundering of the woven or knitted fabric forming the garment. Twist may also...
Cotton, rayon, worsted or woolen twill that is similar to gabardine, but the yarn is bulkier and much more pronounced. It is very durable, rugged and stands hard usage and wear. In time, it shines a...
May be a bobbin or needlepoint lace usually on a machine made ground. Sometimes designs are appliquéd on the ground. As Brussels Belgium is important in the history of lace-making, many different...
A method of layout to determine a right angle (square corner) in frames, fabric, construction, etc. It derives from the fact that a triangle with sides of 3-4-5 will have a right angle. The legs will...
A very fine transparent muslin with a stiff finish. Some has lappet, swivel, or flocked designs. Made with tightly twisted yarns. Crispness is due to a finish with starch and calendering which washes...

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