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caddis worsted yarn specifically a worsted ribbon
or binding formerly used for garters and girdles.
silk fabric, slightly fulled, originally produced in the French region of
Languedoc, for couture and evening gowns. Generally produced in 2 plies.
Some manufacturers will use a high-quality 3-ply cady, which is finished
to create a denser, heavier, pre-washed effect, increasing the fabric's
au lait the color of coffee w/ milk.
caftan a usually cotton or silk ankle-length garment with
long sleeves that is common throughout the Levant
calender cotton fabric is passed through heat and pressure (rollers)
so that the a glossy appearance or luster is added.
calico cotton cloth imported from India; a plain
white cotton fabric that is heavier than muslin; any of various cheap cotton
fabrics with figured patterns. Originated in Calcutta,
India, and is one of the oldest cottons. Rather coarse and light in
weight. Pattern is printed on one side by discharge or resist printing.
It is not always fast in colour. Sized for crispness but washes out
and requires starch each time. Designs are often geometric in shape,
but originally elaborate designs of birds, trees, and flowers. Similar
calotte skullcap, especially zucchetto
calpac a high-crowned cap worn in Turkey, Iran, and neighboring
a Greek veil
cambric soft, closely woven, light.
Either bleached or piece dyed. Highly mercerized, lint free.
Calendered on the right side with a slight gloss. Lower qualities
have a smooth bright finish. Similar to batiste but is stiffer and fewer
slubs. Launders very well. Has good body, sews and finishes
well. Originally made in Cambria, France of linen and used for Church embroidery
and table linens.
camise a light loose long-sleeved shirt, gown, or tunic
camisole a short negligee jacket for women; a short sleeveless
garment for women
camel a light yellowish brown.
camel hair hair from the camel.
Sometimes blended with wool or imitated in wool. Twill or plain weave.
Underhair is best. It is light weight, lustrous and soft.
It ranges from a light tan to a brownish-black colour. Usually left
its natural tones but can be dyed-usually navy and some red. It has
quite a long nap and is warm. Better grades are expensive. Sometimes
blended with wool to reduce the cost and increase the wear.
All wool camel hair is not as lustrous and is spongy. Can have either
a rich nap or a flat finish. Wears fairly well, particuarly if blended.
camlet a medieval Asian fabric of camel hair or angora
wool; a European fabric of silk and wool; a fine lustrous woolen.
A garment made of camlet fabric, namely a fine lustrous woolen made of camel
hair, angora wool, or silk
camp shirt a woman's shirt having a notched collar and often
canary yellow a light to a moderate or vivid yellow.
candlewick a soft cotton embroidery yarn.
candlewick fabric an unbleached muslin bed sheeting
(also called Kraft muslin) used as a base fabric on which a chenille effect
is formed by application of canlewick (heavy plied yarn) loops, which are
then cut to give the fuzzy effect and cut yarn appearance of true chenille
yarn. May be uncut also. (True chenille is a cotton, wool, silk, or
rayon yarn which has a pile protruding all around at slight angles adn stimulates
a caterpillar. Chenille is the French word for caterpillar). Used
for bedspreads, drapes, housecoats, beach wear.
canton flannel made of Cotton. Four harness
warp-faced twill weave. The filling yarn is a very loosely twisted
and soft and later brushed to produced a soft nap on the back, the warp
is medium in size. The face is a twill. Heavy, warm, strong
and absorbent. Named for Canton, China where it was first made.
Comes bleached, unbleached, dyed, and some is printed. Used in interlinings,
sleeping garments, linings, coverings, work gloves.
canvas a firm closely woven cloth usually of linen,
hemp, or cotton used for clothing and formerly much used for tents and sails.
Mostly rugged, heavy material made from plyed yarns. Has
body and strength. It is usually manufactured in the grey state but some
is dyed for different uses.
cap a head covering especially with a visor and no brim;
a distinctive head covering emblematic of a position or office, as a cardinal's
cape a cloth that fits closely at the neck and hangs loosely
over the shoulders by itself or as part of a garment
capelet a small cape usually covering the shoulders
capote a usually long and hooded cloak or overcoat
capri pants close-fitting women's pants that end above the
ankle [Also called capris] Generally worn
in warm weather climates. Leg opening starts approximately 3 or 4
inches above the ankle. Capri is a type of pant.
capuche hood, especially the cowl of a Capuchin friar
capuchin a hooded cloak for women
the removal of vegetable matter, such as burrs and seeds, from wool and
wool fabrics by chemical treatment. Also used to remove vegetable fibre
in recovering the wool in union and mixture fabrics. Mechanical, chemical
process for removal of vegetable matter from wool. The usual agent for converting
the fault to carbon is sulphuric acid. Most wools suitable for the woollen
trade, such as lambs, locks, and crutchings carrying fault, are treated
by this method.
carcanet [Archaic] an ornamental necklace, chain, collar,
car coat a three-quarter-length overcoat.
cardigan a usually collarless sweater or jacket that opens
the full length of the center front
cardinal a woman's short hooded cloak originally of scarlet
economic recovery act (CBERA)
carmine vivid red.
carnation a pale to grayish yellow; a moderate
carpet a heavy, often tufted fabric used a floor
carroty having the color of carrots.
cartridge belt a belt worn around the waist for attaching
various equipment, as a cartridge case, canteen, or compass
(Kashmir) from the Kashmir goat, a hair fibre found
in Kashmir India, Tibet, Iran, Iraq, and South west China. Often
mixed with wool or synthetics to cut costs and improve the wear. All
weaves but mostly plain or twill. All knits. Fibre is cylindrical,
soft and silken. More like wool than any othe hair fibre. Has
a very soft silky finish; very light in weight. Doesn't stand up to
hard wear on account of extremely soft downy finish. True colour is
brownish, but can be dyed any shade. Comes in different weights.
casque a piece of armor for the head, helmet
cassimere a closely woven smooth twilled usually
wool fabric (as for suits).
cassock a close-fitting ankle-length garment worn especially
in Roman Catholic and Anglican churches by the clergy and by laymen assisting
castor a beaver hat
category (relevance to
customs clearance) means a grouping of
textile or apparel goods defined in the Correlation: Textile and Apparel
Categories with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 1992
(or successor publication), published by the United States Department of
Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Textiles and Apparel,
Trade and Data Division, Washington, D.C.; and general import statistics
means statistics of the U.S. Bureau of the Census or its successor.
woolen or worsted. 63 twill weave; right hand twill.
Pronounced narrow and wide wale, in groups of 2. Strong
rugged cloth. Quite elastic. Similar to U.S. elastique
but elastique is smoother in rib, feel and effect, - (made of worsted yarn
and a firmer weave). Also resembles tricotine but tricotine is much
finer with a double diagonal.
ceinture a belt or sash for the waist
celadon a grayish yellow green.
cerecloth cloth treated with melted wax or gummy
matter and formerly used especially for wrapping a dead body.
cerise moderate red.
cerulean resembling the blue of the sky.
cestus a hand covering of leather bands often loaded with
lead or iron and used by boxers in ancient Rome
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