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What is "Crepe" - Definition & Explanation

A fabric characterised by a crinkled or puckered surface. Crimp: The waviness of a fibre or filament.
A term used to describe a variety of lightweight fabric in various fibers and blends characterized by their puckered surface obtained by highly twisting either the yarn, or chemical treatments or weave construction.
A variety of lightweight fabrics characterized by a crinkly surface, obtained either via use of hard twist yarns, chemical treatments, weave, construction, or some form of embossing or surface treatment. Crepes are available today in an unlimited variety of fibers and blends, and in may different constructions.
Crepe is a silk fabric of a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance.
A fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or grained surface effect.
(Flat Crepe) - Also called French Crepe or Lingerie Crepe but not exactly the same. It is the flattest of all the crepes with only a very slight pebbled or crepe effect hard twist alternating 25 x 22 in filling; warp has ordinary twist. It is very soft and pliable, which makes it good for draping. It is very light weight - 2 times as many ends as picks. Most of it launders well and is often used in accessories, blouses, dress goods, negligees, pajamas and other pieces of lingerie and linings.
(Moss Crepe or Sand Crepe) - Has a fine moss effect created by plain weave or small Dobby. Made with a spun-rayon warp and a filament rayon filling. The two-ply warp yarn is very coarse and bulkier than the filling. Mostly made in rayon and synthetics but some in silk.
(Georgette Crepe) - Lightweight, sheer fabric that is more stiff and with body giving an exellent wear. Has a dull, crinkled surface achieved by alternating S and Z yarns in a high twist in both warp and filling directions. Georgette has a harder, duller, more crinkled feel and appearance than crepe de chine.
Used to describe all kinds of fabrics--wool, cotton, silk, rayon, synthetics and blends-that have a crinkle, crimped or grained surface. Made from worsted cotton, wool, silk, man-made synthetics. Has a crinkled, puckered surface or soft mossy finish. All crepes have a pebbled, rough feel and appearance due to the yarns having a high twist in the filling or the warp or both. Crepe comes in different weights and degrees of sheerness. Dull with a harsh dry feel. Woolen crepes are softer than worsted. If it is fine, it drapes well. Crepe has very good wearing qualities and a slimming effect in garments. Most crepes launder well with care.
A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.
A highly twisted yarn with crimped effect produced by alternate twist
A fabric with a crinkled effect achieved by a differentiated pattern of yarn twisting. In our collection it is dubbed Provence Crepe.
A Fabric Characterized By An All Over Crinkled, Pebbly, Or Puckered Surface. The Appearance May Be A Result Of The Use Of High Twist Yarns , Embossing , Chemical Treatment Or A Crepe Weave.
A fabric characterised by a crinkled or puckered surface.
Used to describe all kinds of fabrics--wool, cotton, silk, rayon, synthetics and blends-that have a crinkle, crimped or grained surface.
Fibre: Worsted cotton, wool, silk, man-made synthetics. Weave: Mostly plain, but various weaves. Characteristics: Has a crinkled, puckered surface or soft mossy finish. Comes in different weights and degrees of sheerness. Dull with a harch dry feel. Woolen crepes are softer than worsted.
A variety of light-weight fabrics characterized by a greasy surface obtained via use of hard twist yarns, chemical treatments, weave or some form of embossing or surface treatments.
A quality in a fabric imparted by wrinkling or embossing to give crimped surface and greater fabric bulk.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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