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What is "Birdseye" - Definition & Explanation

Caused by unintentional tucking from malfunctioning needle. Usually two small distorted stitches, side by side. This term should not be confused with birdseye fabric which is in fact created intentionally.
A fabric woven with a pattern of small diamonds, each having a dot in the center.
A general term for a fabric with a surface texture of small, uniform spots that suggest bird's eyes. Can be woven or knit.
A design that suggests a bird's eyes.
A fabric woven to produce a pattern of very small, uniform spots.
A pattern of small diamond shapes, each diamond having a center dot, usually woven into cotton.
Cotton and Linen or blend of rayon staple and cotton, usually in a dobby weave with a smooth, clear finish and small diamond-shaped figures with a dot in the center of each. The pattern suggests the eye of a bird. It is very soft, light-weight, and absorbent. Birdseye is woven with a loosely twisted filling to increase absorbency and launders well. No starch is applied because the absorption properties must be of the best. Material must be free from any foreign matter. It is also called "diaper cloth" and is used for that purpose as well as very good toweling. Often used as a summer dress fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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