FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'L'

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lace

A delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open web like pattern without the aid of a ground fabric.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

lamé

Brocade with metal pattern or ground. Also, plain metal fabric and fabric embroidered with metal.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

lampas

A multi-warped weave with ornamental designs.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

lawn

A sheer, plain cotton weave made of fine combed yarns, often in a high thread count.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

leno

A structure in which pairs of warp yarns are twisted around each other between filling yarns, giving open-weave fabrics firmness and durability.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

loft

The bulk or resilience of a fabric, yarn or fiber.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

loom

A weaving machine that produces textiles by interlacing warp and filling yarns.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper