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What is "Candlewick" - Definition & Explanation

A tufted pile fabric with a fuzzy surface that looks like chenille. It is made by looping a heavy plied yarn on a muslin base then cutting the loops. Used for bedspreads, robes, draperies.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A method of coloring fabric made with strategically placed yarns of 2 or more different fibers. A pre-planned effect becomes visible by dyeing the fabric in different dye baths, one for each of the...

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