FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'D'

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denier

A unit of weight indicating the size of a filament. The higher the denier number, the heavier the yarn.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

doupion

A silk thread made from two cocoons united by two worms spinning close together. The yarn is uneven, irregular and thicker than that from one cocoon. Used in slub fabrics.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

duck

A compact, durable plain-weave cotton fabric.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

dye affinity

The susceptibility of a fiber to various dyestuffs.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990