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What is "Bedford Cord" - Definition & Explanation

Strong ribbed weave fabric with raised lines or cords produced by warp stuffing threads. May be wool, silk, cotton, rayon or combination fibers. Warp pique is a lighter weight. Bedford cord fabric used for dress goods, upholstery and work clothes. First made in America in New Bedford, Massachusetts, hence its name.
This is a fabric consisting of ridges and furrows on its surface, thus giving a stripe like appearance resembling cords, along the warp way. Cotton or worsted materials may be used according to the end use requirements. Applications include dress fabrics and military wear.
A fabric constructed in such a way as to show rounded cords in the warp direction with pronounced sunken lines between them.
Combination of two kinds of Weave, Namely Plain and Drill.
A woven fabric constructed to show pronounced rounded cords in the warp direction with sunken lines between them. Used in trousers, uniforms, hats, upholstery.
A cord cotton-like fabric with raised ridges in the lengthwise direction. Since the fabric has a high strength and a high durability, it is often used for upholstery and work clothes.
A fabric that, owing to the nature of the weave, shows rounded cords in the warp direction with pronounced sunken lines between them.

NOTE:

The weave on the face of the cords is usually plain, but other weaves may be used. There are weft floats that determine the width of the cords on the back, and wadding ends may be used to accentuate the prominence of the cords.

a rib-weave fabric with raised lengthwise cords produced by using stuffing threads in the warp. Since the fabric is strong and wears well, it is used for upholstery, suits, riding habits, and work clothes.
Strong ribbed weave fabric with raised lines or cords produced by warp stuffing threads. May be wool, silk, cotton, rayon, or combination fibers. Warp pique is a lighter weight Bedford cord fabric is used for dress goods.
A sturdy wool or cotton fabric with a raised rib that runs up and down length of cloth. Very durable.
Hard wearing trousers of breeches cloth, named after English town of Bedford where it was first made. Rounded cord effect in the weave, with lines running lengthwise.
A cord cotton-like fabric with raised ridges in the lengthwise direction.
A strong, finely corded fabric with a plain weave in which the cords run lengthwise. Often used as a platform cloth.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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(eyelet) - Formed by a contoured patch of zig-zag stitching, followed by a cut---a portion of which is circular. Eyelet buttonholes are usually used on heavy fabrics and/or with large buttons. A gimp...

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