FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Textile Terms begin with 'Y'

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yarn

A generic term for a continuous strand of textile fibers, filaments or material in a form suitable for knitting, weaving or otherwise intertwining to form a textile fabric. Yarn occurs in the following forms: (1) a number of fibers twisted together (spun yarn); (2) a number of filaments laid together without twist (a zero-twist yarn); (3) a number of filaments laid together with a degree of twist; (4) a single filament with or without twist (a monofilament); or (5) a narrow strip of material, such as paper, plastic film or metal foil, with or without twist, intended for use in a textile construction.
CATEGORY : Yarn
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

yarn dyeing

The application of color to fiber after it is spun into yarn and before it is woven. Checks, stripes and plaids are typically woven in yarn-dyed cloths.
CATEGORY : Yarn
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

yarn-dyed fabrics

The dyeing of yarn before the fabric is woven or knit. Yarn can be dyed in the form of skeins, muff, packages, cheeses, cakes, chain-wraps and beams.
CATEGORY : Yarn
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper