FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'C'

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camel hair

Wool-like, extremely soft, lustrous animal fiber. Natural colors range from light tan to brownish-black.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

cashmere

A type of wool made from fibers obtained from the Cashmere goat characterized by luxuriously soft fibers.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

cellulose

An organic woody substance found in vegetation. It is base of rayon and acetate fibers and also the major constituent of paper.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

chamois

A soft, pliant leather made from the fresh splits of a sheepskin, and oil-tanned.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

chenille

A fuzzy yarn whose pile resembles a caterpillar.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

combed cotton

Cotton yarn that is cleaned with wire brushes to remove short fibers and impurities after carding.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

cotton

A soft vegetable fiber obtained from the seed pod of a cotton plant.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

cuprammonium

Classified as rayon, but differs from viscose because of its chemical composition.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

cut-pile fabric

A cloth with a three-dimensional surface produced by double weaving or by looping an additional warp or filling thread into the basic weave, and then cutting the loops (i.e. velvet, velour, plush).
CATEGORY : Fiber, Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990