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tabby a plain
silk taffeta especially
finish; also, a plain-woven fabric.
tabard a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved
coat or cape,
as a tunic worn by a knight over his armor and emblazoned with his arms;
a herald's official cape or coat emblazoned with his lord's arms; a woman's
sleeveless outer garment often with side slits
table linenlinen (as tablecloths
and napkins) for the table.
jeans button, that usualy comes in 27L diameter.
tacking a temporary stiching in an object to
hold it together while sewing (to be removed afterwards)
taffeta silk, rayon,
synthetics. Usually plain with a fine cross rib. A cloth supposed
to have originated in Iran (Persia) and was called "taftah" (a
fine silk fabric) - (in 16th century, became a luxury for women's wear).
It is made in plain colors, fancy prints, watered designs, and changeable
effects. It is smooth with a sheen on its surface. The textures
vary considerably. They have a crispness and stiffness. Taffeta
in silk will not wear, as long as other high quality silks, since weighting
is given the fabric to make it stiff. If it is over weighted, the
goods will split or crack. Taffeta is often used on
Faille Taffeta Made with a crosswise rib weave.
Has a distinct rib effect and is usually quite heavy and firm.
Paper Taffeta Plain weave, very light in weight and
treated to give a crisp, paper-like finish.
Shot Taffeta Usually plain weave, woven with one colour in the warp and another
colour in the filling, which gives the fabric an iridescent look.
If fabric is moved in the light this colour changes. Silk version
Tissue Taffeta Plain weave, very light weight and transparent.
Warp-print Taffeta Usually a plain weave, the warp yarns
are printed before the filling is inserted. The fabric has a very
fuzzy design when design is distorted as fabric is woven.
tailcoat a coat with tails, especially a man's full-dress coat
with two long tapering skirts at the back.
tallith a fringed shawl worn over the head or shoulders by Jewish
men especially during morning prayers
tam-o'-shanter a Scottish woolen cap with a tight headband, wide
flat circular crown, and usually a pompon in the center
tamarind kernel powder (TKP) is produced out of Tamarind Seeds.
It is available in natural and de-oiled form. It has two primary uses
in the Textile Industry: 1. Sizing: It is an ideal for sizing material
and is extensively used for sizing in textile industry . 2. Thickener:
One of the biggest uses of this is as a textile thickener. Many
users modify the natural powder in order to have better results in their
specific end uses. It is also used in the Jute Industry: It
is extensively used in sizing of jute yarns. Gradually it has replaced most
other conventional starches in this industry. It is also used
for sizing of cotton wraps.
tan a variable color that is a light yellowish
brown. Plural tense: tan-colored articles of clothing
tangerine a moderate to strong orange color (also
a delicious fruit...One of the Apparel Search favorites)
tank abbreviated use of the word tank top; a sleeveless collarless
shirt with usually
wide shoulder straps and no front opening. Example of a sentence using
the word tank; The muscular men of the Apparel Search Company look good
in a tank. This does not refer to the type of tank that is ridden
by members of the army. It simply refers to a type of shirt.
tank suit a one-piece bathing suit with usually wide shoulder
tank top a sleeveless collarless
shirt with usually wide shoulder straps
and no front opening.
tapa a coarse cloth made in the Pacific
islands from the pounded bark especially of the paper mulberry and usually
decorated with geometric patterns.
tapestrya heavy handwoven reversible textile
used for hangings, curtains, and upholstery and characterized by complicated
tap pants a loose-fitting woman's undergarment of a style similar
to shorts formerly worn for tap dancing
tarlatan a sheer cotton
fabric in open plain weave usually heavily sized for stiffness.
tasse one of a series of overlapping metal plates in a suit of
armor that form a short skirt below the waist
tarboosh a red hat similar to the fez worn especially by Muslim
tartan a twilled woolen fabric
with a tartan design, namely a plaid textile design of Scottish origin consisting
of stripes of varying width and color usually patterned to designate a distinctive
clan; also, a fabric with tartan design. A garment of tartan
design, namely a plaid textile of Scottish origin consisting of stripes
of varying width and color usually patterned to designate a distinctive
tattersall a fabric woven or printed in a tattersall
pattern, namely a pattern of colored lines forming squares of solid background.
(Example of tattersall)
tatting a delicate handmade
lace formed usually by looping and knotting with
a single cotton thread and a small shuttle.