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a fabric woven from
the hair of camels or goats.
A loose sleeveless outer garment worn as traditional dress by men in the
Middle East. If
you are not sure where the Middle East is located, you may wish to find
a map from our
naturally occurring fiber
found in the stem of the abaca plant. A member of the banana family,
The fiber is also called Manila Hemp, and
is used extensively in the manufacture of marine cordage, abrasive backing
papers, tea bags, and other products requiring high tensile strength.
accent / novelty yarns
yarns are very very
fine and are not intended to be used by themselves; they are intended to
be knit with another yarn and will provide additional color and texture
to a finished fabric. They do possibly change the gauge of your
fabric, so a swatch
is recommended whenever you are going to use an accent yarn to make the
necessary adjustment to your needle size. (this definition was kindly provided
by Karen at Red Meadow Fiber Arts)
material with high-sheen and non-cling properties. Frequently used as a
inner garment lining and in womens undergarments.
stretchy, high sheen knit frequently used in womens outer garments. Extremely
durable and washable, more so than some plain acetate fabrics.
used for an acrylic fiber.
a quick-drying synthetic textile fiber made by polymerization of acrylonitrile
usually with other monomers.
are an essential part of the manufacturing process for a variety of apparel
applications ranging from applying
trim and waterproofing tapes to innovative solutions like stitchless garment
a blanket or shawl of colored wool knitted or crocheted in strips or squares.
is the little plastic or metal cladding on the end of shoelaces that keeps
the twine from unraveling. The word comes from the latin word acus which
means needle. In times past, aglets were usually made of metal though some
were glass or stone.
aglet; specifically, a shoulder cord worn
by designated military aides.
amice a liturgical
vestment made of an oblong piece of cloth usually of white linen and worn
about the neck and shoulders and partly under the alb.
(By the way, if you do not know what an "alb" is, you can find
it in this glossary...)
a dress or skirt that is formed into the shape of an A, tight fitting at
the waist and open at the bottom. This flattering silhouette is easy and
comfortable to wear. It flares gently away from the body creating a soft,
A-line shape. Fit for any body.
a full-length white linen ecclesiastical vestment
with long sleeves that is gathered at the waist with a cincture
a delicate needlepoint
an embroidered, printed, or lace fabric with a design covering most of the
surface (allover the surface).
true alpaca is a hair fibre form the Alpaca animal, a member
of the Ilama family of the South American Andes Mountains. Also imitated
in wool, wool and alpaca, rayon, mohair and rayon or cotton and a cotton
warp and alpaca filling also synthetics - e.g. orlon. Fine, silk-like,
soft, light weight and warm. Has much lustre and aresembles mohair.
If guard hairs are used it is inclined to be boardy. It is strong
and durable. True alpaca is expensive so often combined with other
fibers or imitated by other fibres - e.g. orlon.
color of amaranth, i.e., red.
a variable color averaging
a dark orange yellow.
American Upland Cotton
currently representing the bulk of the world crop, American Upland fiber
runs between 3/4" and 1 1/4" .
If you want to learn more about cotton, you can visit our
a variable color averaging a mod purple.
Yes, it is also the birth stone for the month of February (I think the entire
month, but don't quote me on that...)
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