Glossary of textile manufacturing


The manufacture of textiles is one of the oldest of human technologies. To make textiles, the first requirement is a source of fibre from which a yarn can be made, primarily by spinning. (Both fibre and fiber are used in this article.) The yarn is processed by knitting or weaving, which turns yarn into cloth. The machine used for weaving is the loom. For decoration, the process of colouring yarn or the finished material is dyeing. For more information of the various steps, see textile manufacturing.

A bobbin is a spindle or cylinder, with or without flanges, on which wire, yarn, thread or film is wound.

A type of fabric structure that gives different holes or figured textures

This is a glossary of textile terminology with explanations of terms related to fabrics, knitting, or use of textiles.

This page was last edited on 21 January 2018, at 03:44.
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