FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'V'

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vat-dyed

Material dyed by insoluble vat colors produced on the fabric by oxidation. Considered the most resistant to the effects of washing and sunlight. Originally applied to fabrics in big wooden vats.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

v-construction

A double-weave construction for cut-pile fabrics in which the pile yarns are caught by one shot of weft.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

velours

A closely napped fabric resembling velvet, used chiefly for clothing and upholstery.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

velvet

A warp pile fabric with short-cut close pile that gives a smooth rich surface, soft to the touch. Effect is obtained by weaving two faces together and shearing apart. One type of velvet has an uncut pile. Pile may be chemically dissolved to leave patterns on a chiffon or taffeta ground. Also pile may be pressed flat, as in a panné velvet.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

venise

A point lace without net background. The design is usually embroidered ground removed later by a chemical process that leaves only the embroidery.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

viscose

A manufactured fiber made of regenerated cellulose, most commonly obtained from wood pulp. The European word for Rayon.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

voile

A light, plain weave, sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk or wool used especially for making dresses and curtains.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper