A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibres together (felt).
The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).
Other articles related to "fabric, fabrics":
... A typical fence consists of a piece of synthetic filter fabric (also called a geotextile) stretched between a series of wooden or metal fence stakes along a horizontal contour level ... side of the fence, and the bottom edge of the fabric is trenched into the soil and backfilled on the uphill side ... settling, rather than filtration by the fabric ...
... Limb restraints can be fabric, leather or metal ... The most commonly used type of limb restraints are fabric restraints ... If fabric restraints are inadequate to restrain a patient, leather or metal restraints can be used ...
... Textiles are often dyed, with fabrics available in almost every colour ... together fibres of different colours (tartan or Uzbek Ikat), adding coloured stitches to finished fabric (embroidery), creating patterns by resist dyeing methods, tying off areas of cloth and dyeing ... in technologies such as permanent press process, finishing agents have been used to strengthen fabrics and make them wrinkle free ...
... Sharkskin is a smooth worsted fabric with a soft texture and a two-toned woven appearance ... Sharkskin fabric's lightweight and wrinkle-free properties make it ideal for curtains, tablecloths and napkins ... Sharkskin fabric is popular for both men’s and women’s worsted suits, light winter jackets and coats ...
... Madapolam is a soft cotton fabric manufactured from fine yarns with a dense pick laid out in linen weave ... basic weave, in which the appearance of the face and back of the woven fabric is the same ... threads are interlaced alternately and is used in many types of fabric ...
Famous quotes containing the word fabric:
“The fabric of my faithful love
No power shall dim or ravel
Whilst I stay herebut oh, my dear,
If I should ever travel!”
—Edna St. Vincent Millay (18921950)
“Here [in London, history] ... seemed the very fabric of things, as if the city were a single growth of stone and brick, uncounted strata of message and meaning, age upon age, generated over the centuries to the dictates of some now all-but-unreadable DNA of commerce and empire.”
—William Gibson (b. 1948)
“One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.”
—Henry Miller (18911980)