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What is "Grain" - Definition & Explanation

In fabric, the internal arrangement of the fibers, the direction of a weave in a woven fabric.
In wood, the long direction of the wood cells.
In wood, the visible pattern made by pores and/or annual rings
Another word used for the length-wise (weft yarn) or the cross-wise / horizontal (warp yarn) threads of the fabric.
Another word used for the length wise (weft yarn) or cross-wise (warp yarn) threads of the fabric.
The lengthwise and crosswise threads (warp and weft directions) of a woven fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

lightweight fabric, made of cotton or manufactured fiber, having crinkled stripes made by weaving some of the warp threads slack and others tight. Woven seersucker is more expensive than imitations...
Sewing is an ancient craft involving the stitching of cloth, leather, animal skins, furs, or other materials, using needle and thread. Its use is nearly universal among human populations and dates...
1. Term means 'soft and light' - and was originally used for Japanese waste silk. Fabric is now made in many Far Eastern countries on power looms in plain or twill weave; is heavier than traditional...
Color changes in localized areas of a garment due to differential wear, such as the knees of blue jeans. Often evident in cross-dye shades of blends where durable press treatments are applied. Color...
Desirable changes in wood that provide interesting patterns at the surface. Examples are: flame, crotch (curl, Brit.), burl (burr, Brit.) , curly (tiger stripe, fiddle, fiddleback) and birdseye....

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