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What is "Weft" - Definition & Explanation

Often referred to as "filling", it is the yarn that traverses the warp yarns (horizontally) during the weaving operation.
Yarns which run across the width of a fabric (also known as filling).
The horizontal (crosswise) threads that intersect the warp (lengthwise) threads in a woven fabric.
The weft is the yarn that is woven back and forth through the warp to make cloth.
Knit - A type of knitted fabric in which yarns are formed into stitches in widthwise manner. Common examples of weft knits are circular knits and flat knits.
Knit - The most common type of knit formed by interlocking loops in the widthwise direction. Weft knit tend to have more stretch than warp knits. Examples are interlock, jerseys, double knits, rib knits.
In woven fabric, the filling yarns that run perpendicular to the warp yarns.
a) Width-way threads as woven in a fabric.
b) Yarn intended for use as in (a) above.
In weaving, the horizontal threads interlaced through the warp. Also called woof.
Yarns that run perpendicular to the selvages. Also called crosswise grain. A weft knit is made with the yarns running horizontally across the fabric.
The crosswise threads of any woven fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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An environmentally-friendly alternative. These products and finishes are nonflammable and odorless. They offer reduced exposure to toxic materials and help reduce environmental pollution. Water-based...
Spread Tow Fabrics is a type of lightweight fabric. Its production involves the steps of spreading a tow of higher count, e.g. 12k, into thin-and-wide spread tow tape (STT) and weaving them into a...
Comes in various forms. May be of cotton, wool. silk,rayon or other manmade fiber. Usually plain weave,sometimes leno-weave, occasionallyknitted. Sheer,lightweight. Cotton gauze sometimesused...
This term can refer to either 'seamless knitting' (See Seamless Knitting), or 'welding/bonding technology', which uses a bonding agent to attach two pieces of fabric together, and eliminates the need...

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