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What is "Woolen" - Definition & Explanation

Woolen or woollen is the name of a yarn and cloth usually made from wool.
Woolen is the name of a yarn and cloth usually made from wool.
Refers to fabrics of carded wool yarns spun in the woolen spinning system. These are shorter coarser yarns than worsted yarns and the fabrics are heavier than worsteds.
Descriptive of yarns, or fabrics or garments made from yarns, which havebeen produced on the condensersystem, wholly fromwoolfibers, new orotherwise.(Wool is the fibrous covering of asheep.)
Yarn made from fibers that are one to three inches in length and that have been carded only. Fabrics of woolen yarn are characterized as being fuzzy, thick, and bulky.
Cloth made of carded short-staple wool fibers. After weaving, the cloth was fulled or shrunk to make it denser and heavier. Broadcloth was England's traditional fine woolen manufacture.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A very small twist of flax, wool, cotton, silk, or other fibrous substance, drawn out to considerable length; a compound cord consisting of two or more single yarns doubled, or joined together, and...
A fabric composed of two or more preformed layers, at least one of which is a textile fabric, that adhere closely together by means of an added adhesive or by the adhesive properties of one or more...
A method of compressing, shrinking and felting a fabric through the use of moisture heat and mechanical pressure. Usually done on wool and wool blends such as melton. The process often obscure the...
A bast fiber obtained from the Crotalaria juncea plant. The fibers grow from 4 to 5 feet long and are retted and prepared like other bast fibers. Sunn contains over 80% cellulose and is highly...
A clearly defined band (q.v.) or bands that run (s) full width across an open-width fabric or spirally in a tubular fabric, and differ (s) in appearance from the adjacent normal fabric as the result...

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