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What is "Hairline" - Definition & Explanation

Hairline a fabric with a hairline design, namely a textile design consisting of lengthwise or crosswise lines usually one thread wide.
Very fine stripe often found in worsted and blended fabric in which fine lines, one thread wide, are produced by a single warp yarn covered by their own colored filling.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A style of cushion or pillow corner, made by drawing a fold from a point approximately 2 in from the corner to meet a corresponding fold made on the adjacent side, and basting this pleat in place....
A cylindrical or slightly tapered barrel, with or without flanges, for holding slubbings, rovings (q.v.) or yarns. (The term is usually qualified to indicate the purpose for which it is used, e.g....
Patchwork is a form of needlework or craft that involves sewing together small pieces of fabric and stitching them together into a larger design, which is then usually quilted, or else tied together...
Refers to a coating that repels water but allows water vapor (thus perspiration) to pass through, allowing garments to be comfortable and waterproof. Used in garments for active wear and winter...
A chemical reaction that changes cellulose linters (cotton) into cellulose acetate. This reaction improves the heat and rot resistance of the fiber yet does not adversely affect the other good...

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