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What is "Doeskin" - Definition & Explanation

Generally used to describe a type of fabric finish in which a low nap is brushed in one direction to create a soft suede-like feel on the fabric surface. End-uses include billiard table surfaces and men's' sportswear.
A soft fabric with a low, napped finish on one side.
Made from wool and also rayon in a harness satin weave or a twill weave that is napped on one side. Doeskin has a very smooth, lustrous surface made with a slight short nap and compact weave to look like fine leather. The weave is not visible because of napping. Very high quality wool is used. Doeskin needs care in handling. Generally applied to a type of fabric finish in which a low nap is brushed in one direction to create a soft suede-like hand on the fabric surface. End-uses include billiard table surfaces and men's' sportswear.
Generally applied to a type of fabric finish in which a low nap is brushed in one direction to create a soft suede-like hand on the fabric surface. End-uses include billiard table surfaces and men's' sportswear.
wool and also rayon. Very smooth, lustrous surface made with a slight short nap very close and compact weave to look like fine leather. Weave not visible because of napping. Very high quality wool used. Needs care in handling. Medium weight. Women's suits and coats, and also in a lighter weight for dresses. Sportswear and riding habits for both men and women. Trousers and waistcoats for men.

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