FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'G'

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gabardine

A sturdy, tightly woven fabric of cotton, wool or rayon twill.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

galloon

A narrow band or braid used as trimming and commonly made of lace, metallic thread or embroidery.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

georgette

A sheer, strong silk or silk like clothing fabric with a dull, creped surface.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

gingham

Plain weave cotton fabric. Usually yarn dyed and woven to create stripes, checks or plaids.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

glazed

Cotton fabrics such as chintz or tartan treated to give them a polished look.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

grain

An invisible vertical line parallel to the selvage of a fabric. The pattern visible on the outer surface of a hide after the hair has been removed.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

grenadine

A fine, loosely woven fabric in a leno weave.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

grey goods

Woven fabric as it comes from the loom; undyed, unbleached, unprinted and unfinished. Also called greige goods.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

grinning

The condition in which the ground cloth of a pile fabric becomes visible when it is folded or creased.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

grosgrain

A closely woven silk or rayon fabric with narrow horizontal ribs.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

grospoint

A non-directional uncut pile fabric that is warp-looped and extremely resilient and hard wearing. Made of wool or man-made fibers, it generally has larger loops than a frisé.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990