What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below


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:

Fabric - Treatments
... Textiles are often dyed, with fabrics available in almost every colour ... 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 the rest (tie ... process, 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 ... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Silt Fence - Design and Installation
... 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 ... The stakes 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 ... through ponding of water and settling, rather than filtration by the fabric ...
... Madapolam is a soft cotton fabric manufactured from fine yarns with a dense pick laid out in linen weave ... in which the appearance of the face and back of the woven fabric is the same ... interlaced alternately and is used in many types of fabric ...

More definitions of "fabric":

  • (noun): The underlying structure.
    Example: "It is part of the fabric of society"
    Synonyms: framework

Famous quotes containing the word fabric:

    We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes—mismatches between old expectations and current realities.
    Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)

    Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    The fabric of my faithful love
    No power shall dim or ravel
    Whilst I stay here—but oh, my dear,
    If I should ever travel!
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)