FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'N'

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nacre velvet

Velvet with back of one color and pile of another, resulting in a changeable, pearly appearance.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

nap

The cut-pile or fuzzy surface finish of a cloth.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

needle point

Simple stitch embroidery completely covering mesh or canvas grounds.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

ninon

A sheer fabric of silk, rayon or nylon made in a variety of tight, smooth weaves or open, lacy patterns.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

non-woven

A material made of fibers in a web or mat held together by a bonding agent that is not woven, knitted or spun.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on January 1, 1994. This agreement removes most barriers to trade and investment among the United States, Canada and Mexico.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Weave
SOURCE :     USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

nubbed fabric

A fabric decorated with novelty yarn containing slubs, knots, beads or lumps.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper