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What is "Thread Count" - Definition & Explanation

The number of threads per square inch of fabric. The higher the number the tighter the weave.
The thread count is the number of warp threads per inch plus the number of weft threads.
The number of yarns per square inch in a woven fabric (warp yarn x weft yarn per sq. inch). The higher the count the finer the fabric.
The number of ends and picks per inch in a woven cloth; the number of wales and courses per inch in a knit fabric. See 'Count of Cloth'.
Is the number of warp and weft yarns in one square-inch of a fabric (warp yarn x weft yarn per sq. inch)
The number of ends and picks per inch in a woven cloth, or the number of wales and courses per inch in a knit fabric.
Number of yarns per square inch of woven fabric both horizontally and vertically.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer...
The coloring of greige goods or fibers with either natural or synthetic dyes. This may be done in many different ways depending on the type of fabric (or fiber), the type of dye and the desired...
a) The treatment of cellulosic textiles, in yarn or fabric form, with a concentrated solution of a caustic alkali whereby the fibres are swollen, their strength and dye affinity is increased and...
Silk fabric brocaded with silver and gold. The metal thread used for brocading is made from a fine strand of flattened metal wound over a core of silk, using yellow silk under gold, and white silk...

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