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

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:

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 ... threads are interlaced alternately and is used in many types of fabric ...
Types of Limb Restraints
... 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 ...
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 ...
Fabric - Treatments
... Textiles are often dyed, with fabrics available in almost every colour ... 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 the ... finishing agents have been used to strengthen fabrics and make them wrinkle free ...
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 ... 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 ... water and settling, rather than filtration by the 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)

    When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog.
    Miles Franklin (1879–1954)