A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
A unit of matter, either natural or manmade, that forms the basic element of carpet. The term refers to units that can be spun, plied or air-tangled into a yarn and can be processed by weaving, tufting, knitting or fusion bonding into a carpet. Important properties include recovery, bulk, cover, uniformity, durability, soil resistance, luster, dyeability and denier.
Area rugs may be from a variety of synthetic or natural materials which will help determine performance and appearance. Natural fibers provide soft, low luster colors and long performance. Synthetic fibers provide brilliant colors, softness, easy maintenance and value.
a hair-like substance that can be made into a yarn
A unit of matter characterised by having a length at least 100 times its diameter or width. The fundamental component used in making textile yarns and fabrics.
Forensics]. A strand of either natural or synthetic material used in the making of textiles and fabrics.
A natural or synthetic structure that is the basic component of fabrics and textiles, including carpeting.
a type of art using fibers, yarn, and fabric as the medium to create tactile forms and images through surface design, weaving, and construction techniques
The basic entity, either natural or manufactured, which is twisted into yarns, and then used in the production of a fabric.
Any tough, long, pliable substance that can be woven, knitted or matted into a fabric. The basic element of yarn; can be man-made or natural.
A unit of natural or manufactured material, which is twisted or spun into yarn and used in the production of fabric and other textile structures.
Natural or man-made units of matter which can be spun into a yarn or made into a fabric by various methods. The essential properties of fibers to be spun into yarn include a length of at least 5 millimeters, flexibility, cohesiveness, and and sufficient strength. Other important properties include elasticity, fineness, uniformity, durability, and luster.
A generic term for the various types of matter (natural or man-made) which form the basic elements of textile fabrics and other textile structures. Go to top
The fundamental unit that makes up a textile raw material such as cotton or woven acrylic.
The fundamental unit comprising a textile raw material such as cotton, wool, etc.
Textile raw material, generally characterised by flexibility, fineness and high ratio of length to thickness.
A product from which yarns are made
Any substance, natural or man-made, strong enough to be used in thread or yarn form for processing as a textile.