TextileGlossary.com

What is "Selvage or Selvedge" - Definition & Explanation

The thin compressed edge of a woven fabric which runs parallel to the warp yarns and prevents raveling. It is usually woven, utilizing tougher yarns and a tighter construction than the rest of the fabric. Other names for it are listing, self-edge, raw edge.
The thin compressed edge of a woven fabric which runs parallel to the warp yarns and prevents raveling. It is usually woven, utilizing tougher yarns and a tighter construction than the rest of the fabric.
The outer edge of both sides of a woven fabric where the weft turns to go back across and through the warp. This is a stiffer and denser woven area of about 1/3-1/2 inch and is usually trimmed off and not sewn into a quilt.
The edge of woven fabric that is so formed as to prevent raveling. The finish may be different or the same as that of the fabric.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Obstructive airway disease in people who work with unprocessed cotton, flax, or hemp; caused by reaction to material in the dust and thought to include endotoxin from bacterial contamination....
A tightly woven plain weave ribbed fabric with a hard slightly lustered surface. The ribbed effect is created by weaving a finer silk or manufactured warp yarn with a heavier filler yarn, usually...
Silk yarns made from the cocoon of two ilk worms that have nested together. In spinning, the double strand is not separated so the yarn is uneven and irregular with a large diameter in places. The...
The technique of permanently joining together two fabrics or layers of fabrics together by a bonding agent.into one package. The bonding of fibers in a single layer of material is called a web....
The forced circulation of dye liquor through packages of fibre, yarn or fabric, without limitation of temperature. NOTE: The use of the term "pressure dyeing" in this connection is deprecated. (See...

Companies for Selvage or Selvedge:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Selvage or Selvedge, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!