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:

Fabric - Treatments
... Textiles are often dyed, with fabrics available in almost every colour ... 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 designs on cloth ... such as permanent press process, finishing agents have been used to strengthen fabrics and make them wrinkle free ...
Madapolam
... 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. 2/2, where two warp and two weft threads are interlaced alternately and is used in many types of fabric ...
Silt Fence - Design and Installation
... 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 ... and settling, rather than filtration by the 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 ...

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)

    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)

    We have seen that men are learning that work, productivity, and marriage may be very important parts of life, but they are not its whole cloth. The rest of the fabric is made of nurturing relationships, especially those with children—relationships which are intimate, trusting, humane, complex, and full of care.
    Kyle D. Pruett (20th century)