nainsooka (nainsook) soft lightweight muslin.
Produced in the finishing processes from the same greige
goods as used for batiste, cambric, lawn. Fine and lightweight.
Soft and has a slight luster in the better qualities (mercerization).
Slightly heavier than batiste. Like lawn but not as crisp. Soft,
lacks body. Usually found in white but also comes in pastel colors
nankeen a durable brownish yellow cotton fabric originally
loomed by hand in China. Trousers made of nankeen, namely a
durable brownish yellow cotton cloth originally hand-loomed in China
napping is a process that may be applied
to woollens, cottons, spun silks, and spun rayons, including both woven
and knitted types, to raise a velvety, soft surface. The process involves
passing the fabric over revolving cylinders covered with fine wires that
lift the short, loose fibers, usually from the weft yarns, to the surface,
forming a nap.
napkin [Dialectical British] handkerchief; [Chiefly
Scottish] kerchief. A napkin is also utilized to
clean the messy food from your face after eating a marvelous meal.
The employees of Apparel Search generally use our sleeves as napkins.
regalia simply means Indian Dance, Potlatch
etc clothing apparel (costumes - in laymans terms) and is basically made
from animal skins.
natural of an off-white or beige color.
natural dyes are a class
of colorants extracted from vegetative matter and animal residues.
navy a variable color averaging a dark grayish
neckerchief a kerchief for the neck.
necktie a narrow length of material worn about the
neck and tied in front
neckwear articles of
clothing, as ties and scarves, worn about the neck
needlepoint lace worked with a needle over a
negligee a woman's long flowing usually sheer dressing
gown; careless informal or incomplete attire
named after Jawaharial Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India.
The jacket was well known for its lack of lapels and lack of a collar.
net an open-meshed fabric twisted, knotted, or
woven together at regular intervals. Made on a lace
machine or gauze or leno weaves. A mesh fabric made in a variety
of geometric-shaped meshes of different sizes and weights. It is very open
and light. It forms the foundation for a great variety of laces,
curtains, millinery, fancy pillows, trims, evening and bridal wear.
In cotton, some is used for mosquito netting and screening.
newmarket a long close-fitting coat worn in the 19th
nightcap a cloth cap worn with nightclothes
nightclothes garments for wear in bed
nightdress nightgown; nightclothes
nightgown a loose garment for wear in bed
nightie a nightgown for a woman or child
night rail [Archaic] nightgown
nightshirt a nightgown resembling a shirt
nile green a pale yellow green.
ninon a sheer, fairly crisp fabric,
heavier than chiffon. Much like voile, but more body. The warp yarns
are often grouped in pairs. Washes well, particularly in the
synthetics. Mostly used for curtains, and some for evening or bridal wear.
noil short fiber removed during the combing of
a textile fiber and often separately spun into yarn.
nonwovens are a sheet, web, or batt of
natural and/or man-made fibers or filaments, excluding paper, that have
not been converted into yarns, and that are bonded to each other by any
of several means. The various methods for
fusing the fibers or filaments to each other or to the other meltable
fibers or powders.
fibers by first dissolving, and then resolidifying their surfaces.
physical tangles or tuft among the fibers.
the fibers or filaments in place.
norfolk jacket a loose-fitting belted single-breasted
jacket with box pleats
nosepiece a piece of armor for protecting the nose
novelty / accent yarns these 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)
nut-brown of the color of a brown nut.
nylon any of numerous strong tough elastic synthetic
polyamide materials that are fashioned into fabrics.