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What is "Bast Fibers" - Definition & Explanation

Natural fibers found between the inner and outer core of many plants. Often they are long strong fibers with commercial uses.
Fiber obtained from the stems of certain types of plants. These include flax, hemp, jute, ramie, milkweed, and nettles.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

More or less interchangeable with the term permanent press, but actually more precise. Durable press implies that the shape retention properties of a garment are excellent and durable for the life of...
a) The second of the three basic motions in weaving, in which the weft is passed through the warp shed. b) The rectification of the face and the back of a carpet after manufacture, including...
A shirt is a sort of top, i.e. a piece of clothing for the trunk of the body. In the UK, it refers almost exclusively to what Americans call a dress shirt, i.e. a garment with a collar and a full...
Cotton fabrics such as chintz or tarlatan treated with starch, glue. paraffin, or shellac and run through a hot friction roller to give a high polish. These types are not durable in washing. Newer,...
Patchwork is a form of needlework or craft that involves sewing together small pieces of fabric and stitching them together into a larger design, which is then usually quilted, or else tied together...

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