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Plain weave fabric is strong and hardwearing, and is
used for fashion and furnishing fabrics. Examples would
include calico and drill cotton, linen, poly-cotton etc.…read more

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Twill weave has a diagonal pattern on the surface. Twill
weave is strong and drapes well- and is used on jeans,
curtains and jackets…read more

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Weft knitted fabrics are made by looping long lengths of yarn
together ­ making it stretchy and comfortable
If a stitch is dropped it will cause a ladder down the length of the
fabric because the yarns run across the fabric in rows
Examples would
include socks,
tights, T-shirts
and Jumpers…read more

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Warp knitted fabrics are made by machines
They interlock vertically along the length of the fabric ­ they are
slightly stretchy and DO NOT LADDER!
Examples would
include
swimwear,
geotextiles and
underwear…read more

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`James Bond'-ed
Textiles! LOL!
Bonded-fibre fabrics are made from webs of synthetic fibres
bonded together with heat or adhesives. They are cheap to
produce, but not as strong as woven or knitted fabrics. Bonded-
fibre fabrics are mainly used for interlining . They are easy to sew,
crease-resistant, do not fray and are stable to washing and dry-
cleaning.
Wool felt is a non-woven fabric made from animal hair or wool
fibres matted together using moisture, heat and pressure. Felt has
no strength, drape or elasticity but is warm and does not fray.
Wool felt is expensive. It is used for hats and slippers and in
handcrafts.…read more

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