FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'M'

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Martindale Test

A wear abrasion test used extensively in Europe. The fabric's warp and weft are abraded at the same time.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

matelassé

An intricately woven fabric created with two sets of warp and filler threads in a double weave giving an embossed, puckered or quilted effect. From the French word meaning "to quilt" or "to pad".
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

mesh

Any fabric woven or knitted with an open texture, fine or coarse.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

moleskin

A heavy sateen-weave, often napped or sheared to give a suede effect.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

monk's cloth

A heavy, loosely woven basketweave in solid colors, with stripes or plaids.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

mossy crepe

Various crepes constructed to have a mossy look.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

motif

The feature or subject of a composition or work.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

mourning crepe

A dull, semi-sheer crepe which often has a moire effect.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

mousseline

A fine, sheer fabric resembling muslin.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

muslin

Plain-weave sturdy cotton fabrics.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.