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What is "Chambray" - Definition & Explanation

A cotton shirting fabric woven with a coloured warp and white weft. Cheesecloth: An open lightweight plain-weave fabric, usually made from carded cotton yarns.
Popular variety of cotton fabric in relatively square count 80 by 76 that combines colored warp and white filling yarns in plain weave. Name derived from Cambrai, France, where it was first made.
A plain woven fabric that can be made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers, but is most commonly cotton. It incorporates a colored warp (often blue) and white filling yarns. Typically has a plain weave or dobby designs on a plain-weave ground and is made with a dyed warp and a white or unbleached filling. Both carded and combed yarns used. Has a white selvedge. Some chambray is woven with alternating white and colored warp. Naturally has a 'faded' look and very soft coloring. Some is made with stripes, checks or embroidered. Smooth, strong, closely woven, soft and has a slight luster. It wears well, is easy to sew, and launders well. It wrinkles easily. Chambray riginated in Cobrai, France, where it was first made for sunbonnets and is used for children's wear, dresses, shirts and blouses, aprons, all kinds of sportswear.
A lightweight, plain weave fabric, with a colored warp and white weft. Usually plain but may be in stripes, checks, or other patterns. Often used in shirts, dresses children's clothes.
A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.
A plain woven fabric that can be made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers, but is most commonly cotton. It incorporates a colored warp (often blue) and white filling yarns.
A plain-woven spun fabric, almost square (i.e., 80 x 76), with a colored warp and a white filling. Lightweight chambrays are used for shirts, dresses, and children's clothes.
A similar but heavier fabric of carded yarn, used for work clothing.
A light net, plain weave of cotton. Its blends or ofsynthetic yarns. It mayhave stripes check or figurings.It is used for children's garments,pajamas,shirts &sportswear.
A cotton that looks like a denim but is a light-weight. Plain weave fabric with colored warp and undyed fillings. The famous blue working man's shirt is Chambray.
A cotton shirting fabric woven with a coloured warp and white weft.
A plain-weave fabric made of color warp yarn and white fill yarn.
A broad class of plain weave, yarn dyed, cotton or synthetic fabrics made with a colored yarn and white filling.
A lightweight cotton fabric with a denim look, which combines a coloured yarn with an undyed yarn in a plain weave. Chambray was originally the fabric choice for the workingman’s blue shirt, hence the term blue-collar worker.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Strands of YARN that are left threaded through the various parts of a textile machine and to which new strands of YARN to be processed are attached, thus eliminating the necessity for threading the...
A type of loom on which small, geometric figures can be woven in as a regular pattern. Originally this type of loom needed a "dobby boy" who sat on the top of the loom and drew up warp threads to...
The property of material to deform (usually to elongate) in proportion to the load applied and to recover its original shape when the load is release, i.e. the property of a material by virtue of...
a) Threads lengthways in a fabric as woven. b) A number of threads in long lengths and approximately parallel, which may be in various forms intended for weaving, knitting, doubling, sizing, dyeing...
A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)...

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