FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'D'

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damask

Jacquard woven, firm textured fabric with a raised pattern similar to a brocade but flatter.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

denim

A washable, strong, twilled cotton cloth with the warp yarns dyed blue and undyed filling yarns.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

density

The number of picks and ends in a cloth.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

dimity

A lightweight, sheer cotton fabric having at least two warp threads thrown into relief to form fine cords.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

direct print

A pattern and/or ground color printed on the fabric in the desired colors.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Brentano, Inc.

disperse dye

Sparingly soluble in water, particles of dye disperse in water and slowly dissolve into the fibers. Disperse dyes can be applied to a wide variety of fibers, but are really the only practical means of coloring acetate and polyester fibers.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Understanding Textiles (7th ed.) by Billie J. Collier, Martin J. Bide & Phyllis G. Tortora

dobby

Term applied to the loom or fabric. A dobby control on a loom controls the harnesses to permit the weaving of small geometric patterns. A dobby fabric, is made on a dobby loom and has a small geometric design.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

double-weave

A type of advanced weave achieved by interlacing two or more sets of warps with two or more sets of filling yarns. Face and back may contrast in weave and color.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

duvetyn

A very high-quality cloth resembling a compact velvet. It has a velvety hand resulting from the short nap that covers its surface, completely concealing its twill weave.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph