FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'R'

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rabbit hair

Hair from the common rabbit or hare. Occasionally blended in various weaves and knits for softness or special effects.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

radium

A smooth, soft-luster plain-weave silk or rayon fabric similar to habutai.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

railroading

Applying fabric to furniture so that the weft runs vertically, avoiding intermediate seam detailing.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

ramie

A tall, tropical Asian perennial herb, Boehmeria nivea, cultivated for its fibrous stems. Ramie is the fiber extracted from this plant, resembling flax. Used chiefly for table linen.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

raveling

The fraying of yarn at the cut edge of a cloth.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

reactive dyes

Used to dye cellulose fibers. Reacting chemically with the molecules of the fibers, resulting in unusually fast, brilliant colors. Also referred to as "fiber reactive dyes".
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

reed

The comblike device on a loom through which the warp ends pass.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

resilience

The property of a textile material to recover from a deformed state.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

resist dyeing

A pattern and ground created by methods used to "resist" or prevent the dye from reaching all the cloth.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

resist prints

Made by printing the designs using substance that resists dye stuffs. The fabric is often piece dyed to obtain the wanted color.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

reverse twill weave

A patterned twill weave using both right and left hand twills.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

rib

Usually a straight cord formed by a heavy thread, length wise, crosswise or diagonal.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

ribbon

A narrow woven fabric with woven selvage for trimming or decoration.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper