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What is "Nep" - Definition & Explanation

A small knot of entangled fibres commonly regarded as a fault but sometimes introduced as an effect.
Small knots of fiber embedded in the yarn. May be intentional or unintentional.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

a) Fabric A fabric made in sateen weave. b) Weave A weft-faced weave in which the binding places are arranged with a view to producing a smooth fabric surface that is free from twill...
Classic all-cotton “Army twill” fabric made of combed two-ply yarns. Usually vat dyed, mercerized, and Sanforized. Used traditionally for army uniforms, chino is now finding popularity in fashion...
A woven fabric with corded yarns spaced at regular intervals in both the warp and filling, forming squares on the surface of the fabric. Originally intended so a tear in the fabric would not spread....
A woven fabric generally of cotton or a cotton blend with a short, dense pile resembling velvet. Velveteen differs from velvet in that it is usually made with cotton, it generally has a shorter pile...
Trade name for a polyester fibre. It blends well with other fibres, can be bleached and takes dye well. Used mainly in the manufacture of clothing, curtaining, furnishings, and fillings for pillows...

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