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What is "Union Cloth" - Definition & Explanation

A plain weave fabric made from two or more different fibers. Most often a cotton warp and a linen filling.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A finish which causes tiny fibrils or fibrous elements to be spilt from the fibers and protrude from the surface of the fabric. Results in a frosted, hazy, laundered appearance and a soft hand....
A mechanical treatment that uses beetlers or fallers to give fabric surfaces a flattened appearance. The spaces between warp and filling are covered up and tend to produce a high gloss to the...
Term used to describe a fabric used in outerwear, which allows for a minimum pack volume and weight. Lightweight packable garments offer the most versatile weather protection. Some of these fabrics...
A variation of a 1x1 rib stitch with 2 sets of needles There is alternate knitting and tucking on one course then tucking and knitting on the next course. The fabric has the same look on both sides...
A hand-sewn stitch alternating from one side of a seam to the other. When properly done, none of the thread shows. Often used to attach outside back panels, to sew the 4th side of a pillow, to hand...

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