FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'B'

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bamboo - natural (natural bamboo)

A fiber that is produced from original bamboo fibers and maintains all the original qualities inherent in bamboo. It is very similar to linen both in molecular structure and fiber characteristics.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Green
SOURCE :     Brentano, Inc.

bamboo viscose

A fiber which has been reconstituted from the original bamboo fiber and therefore small amounts of original bamboo fiber remain. Viscose is the process of producing a rayon yarn and it was originally created to imitate silk.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Brentano, Inc.

bast fiber

Bast fiber or skin fiber is plant fiber collected from the phloem (the "inner bark" or the skin) or bast surrounding the stem of certain, mainly dicotyledonic, plants. They support the conductive cells of the phloem and provide strength to the stem. Most of the technically important bast fibers are obtained from herbs cultivated in agriculture, as for instance flax, hemp, or ramie, rattan, bamboo.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Wikipedia

blend

1. A yarn of two or more staple fibers spun together.
2. A fabric containing blended yarns in the warp and filling.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990