FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'V'

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velveteen

Cotton or rayon pile fabric with short, close filling loops cut by sharp knives to create the velvety pile. Unlike velvet that is woven face to face, velveteen is woven singly.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

vicuna

A llama-like animal of the Andes. Expensive and scarce, it is considered the finest classified wool. Sale of this fiber is regulated by the Peruvian government. Naturally a reddish brown color, silky luster, with a soft, lush hand.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

vinyl

Any of various typically tough, flexible, shiny plastics, often used for coverings and clothing.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

virgin wool

Wool that has never been used or reclaimed from any spun, woven, knitted, felted, manufactured or used product.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper