FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'M'

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man-made fiber

Any fiber that is manufactured whether natural or synthetic in origin.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

marl

Two yarns of different colors twisted around each other.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

mercerization

A treatment applied to cotton yarn and/or fabric to improve luster and increase the receptiveness of the fiber to dyes.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Finish
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

merino

Wool from the merino sheep used to make fine, soft fabrics resembling cashmere.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

mohair

Long, fine hair fiber from the angora goat.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

monofilament

A single-ply, untwisted yarn that may be either a man-made fiber extruded from a chemical solution or the single thread of the silkworm.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

muga

One of the best wild silks, grown in India; means light brown.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper