What is fabric?

  • (noun): The underlying structure.
    Example: "It is part of the fabric of society"
    Synonyms: framework
    See also — Additional definitions below

Fabric

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).

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Some articles on fabric:

Silt Fence - Design and Installation
... 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 ... are installed on the downhill side of the fence, and the bottom edge of the fabric is trenched into the soil and backfilled on the uphill side ... silt fences primarily through ponding of water and settling, rather than filtration by the fabric ...
Fabric - Treatments
... Textiles are often dyed, with fabrics available in almost every colour ... 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 the rest (tie-dyeing), or drawing wax ... finishing agents have been used to strengthen fabrics and make them wrinkle free ...
Types of Limb Restraints
... Limb restraints can be fabric, leather or metal ... used type of limb restraints are fabric restraints ... If fabric restraints are inadequate to restrain a patient, leather or metal restraints can be used ...
Madapolam
... Madapolam is a soft cotton fabric manufactured from fine yarns with a dense pick laid out in linen weave ... interlaced, reversible basic weave, in which the appearance of the face and back of the woven fabric is the same ... and is used in many types of fabric ...
Sharkskin
... 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 ...

More definitions of "fabric":

  • (noun): Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers.
    Example: "The fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"
    Synonyms: cloth, material, textile

Famous quotes containing the word fabric:

    The lore of our fathers is a fabric of sentences.... It is a pale gray lore, black with fact and white with convention. But I have found no substantial reasons for concluding that there are any quite black threads in it, or any white ones.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    The lore of our fathers is a fabric of sentences. In our hands it develops and changes, through more or less arbitrary and deliberate revisions and additions of our own, more or less directly occasioned by the continuing stimulation of our sense organs. It is a pale gray lore, black with fact and white with convention. But I have found no substantial reasons for concluding that there are any quite black threads in it, or any white ones.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)

    It is not a piece of fine feminine Spitalfields silk—but is of the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships’ cables & hausers. A Polar wind blows through it, & birds of prey hover over it. Warn all gentle fastidious people from so much as peeping into the book—on risk of a lumbago & sciatics.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)