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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:

The distance between the beginning of one complete pattern in the fabric weave, print, or design and the beginning of the next identical pattern. Fabric may have vertical or horizontal repeats or...
Short fibers, typically ranging from 1/2 inch up to 18 inches long. Wool, cotton, and flax exist only as staple fibers. Manufactured staple fibers are cut to a specific length from the continuous...
A plain, closely woven, inexpensive cloth, usually cotton or a cotton/manufactured fiber blend, characteristically having figured patterns on a white or contrasting background. Calico is typically...
A finishing process in which a substance - like rubber, resin or synthetic compounds - covers the fabric on one or both sides. Polyurethane is a common coating for outerwear. Coating typically aids...
Knob, often vase-shaped, used as crowning ornament on furniture. Also found at intersection of stretchers joining legs of chairs, tables, etc. In drapery hardware, a decorative piece added at each...

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