FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'T'

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taffeta

A lustrous, medium weight, plain weave fabric with a slight ribbed appearance in the fill. It has a crisp hand, lots of body and may appear iridescent.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     fabriclink.com

tapa cloth

A fabric made in the Pacific Islands from the bark of the paper mulberry tree. Ranges in texture from fine muslin to tough and leathery; can be bleached, dyed and printed.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

tapestry

A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes, usually hung on walls for decoration and sometimes used to cover furniture.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

tassel

A bunch of loose threads or cords bound at one end and hanging free at the other, used as an ornament on curtains or clothing, for example.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

thread

Usually a stand of yarn that has been plied, twisted and finished for smoothness, used in sewing.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

tie-dye

A method of resist dyeing in which parts of the fabric are tightly wound with yarns or tied into knots in selected areas. When the fabric is placed in a dyebath, the covered and knotted areas are protected from the dye.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Understanding Textiles (7th ed.) by Billie J. Collier, Martin J. Bide & Phyllis G. Tortora

tricot

French for warp-knitted fabric, usually flat-knitted with fine ribs on the face and ribs on the back.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

tufted fabric

Fabric decorated with short clusters of elongated strands of yarn. Made by hooked needles into fabric structures or by high-speed tufting machines.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

tweed

A coarse, rugged, often nubby woolen fabric made in any of various twill weaves and used chiefly for casual suits and coats.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

twist

The turning of fibers or yarns around their axes, expressed in number of turns per unit length.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper