FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'L'

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lambs wool

The first fleece taken from a sheep up to seven months old. Softer, superior quality than wools taken from older sheep that have been previously shorn.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

leather

An animal skin that has been transformed into useful material through tanning.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

lightfastness

Resistance to fading to the effects of sun or light.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

linen

Yarn, thread or fabric made of flax fibers. Noted especially for its strength, cool hand and luster.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

llama

The soft, strong underfleece of the llama, a South American animal similar to but smaller than a camel.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

Lurex

Non-tarnishable aluminum yarns.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper