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What is "Bobbin" - Definition & Explanation

A cylindrical or slightly tapered barrel, with or without flanges, for holding slubbings, rovings (q.v.) or yarns. (The term is usually qualified to indicate the purpose for which it is used, e.g. ring bobbin, twisting bobbin, spinning bobbin, condensor bobbin, weft bobbin).
The technique of permanently joining together two fabrics usually a face fabric and lining fabrics of tricot into one package. Special adhesives, binders, or thins slices of foam may be used as the marrying agent. Fabrics can also be bonded to ultra-thins slices of foam or other materials and make possible easier handling of fragile cloths such as delicate laces, sheer materials, or lightweight knits, on the cutting tables.
Spool or reel that holds the bobbin thread in a sewing machine; this thread forms stitches on the fabric underside.
Spool or reel that holds the bobbin thread, which helps form stitches on the underside of the fabric. A stitch is formed when the upper thread and bobbin thread are joined together through the sewing process.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

These are warp faced cotton fabrics woven with 3,4, and 5 thread warp faced twills and 5 thread satin, with the twill lines running opposite to the direction of the twist of the warp yarn. Thus a...
undergarment with tight fitting, worn by women to provide grip for the breasts with a provision of two cups which are held by two straps of elastic or non-elastic strings which comes in cotton or...
A type of decorative weave in which a pile is formed by additional warp or filling yarns interlaced in such a way that loops are formed on the surface or face of the fabric. The loops may be left...
Recycled or remanufactured wool which is of inferior quality compared to the original wool. Historically generated from loosely woven materials. Benjamin Law invented shoddy and mungo, as such, in...
Woven and non-woven material used underneath the item or fabric being embroidered to provide support and stability. Can be hooped with the item, or placed between the machine throat plate and the...

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