Examples of pile fabrics

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What is velvet known as?
A luxurious fabric - a cut pile.
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How is velvet created?
Created by using the warp yarns to make a pile on the right side of the fabric.
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Describe velvet's pile
Cut short and dense pile.
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What was velvet traditionally woven from?
Traditionally woven from silk.
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What is velvet now woven from?
Cotton, acetate, viscose, synthetic fibres or blends.
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How is crushed velvet made?
Produced by twisting the fabric whilst it is wet. Brushed whilst it is still moist so that it sets with a grain.
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What are the positive qualities of velvet?
Very durable, natural sheen, good drape, soft.
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What are the negatives surrounding velvet?
Can go bald with wear, difficult to iron.
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Describe corduroy
A tough woven fabric made from cotton.
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How is corduroy constructed?
With a cut-pile running in vertical ribs down the fabric,
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What extra is used?
An extra set of weft yarns are used.
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What are the ribs made of?
Made of twisted yarns with exposed base fabric.
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What are very thin ridges known as?
Needlcord or pincord.
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What are medium thickness ridges known as?
Partridge cord
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What are thick ridges known as?
Elephant cord
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What is corduroy most commonly used for?
Trousers
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What are the positives surrounding corduroy?
Lustrous, soft, durable, breathable, abrasion resistant, non-static.
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What are negatives surrounding corduroy as it made of cotton?
Creases badly, stains, long time to dry.
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What is terry towelling also known as?
Terrycloth
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Describe the construction of terry towelling
Uncut pile on one or both sides.
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How is this uncut pile created?
Created from slack tension weaving to create loops on the surface of the fabric.
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What does a higher quality mean?
Longer the loops and closer the under weave.
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What is terry towelling knitted or woven from?
Made from cotton or linen yarns
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What is terrycloth used for?
Dressing gowns, beach wear, baby wear and towels.
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What are the positive properties of terrycloth?
Highly absorbent, easy to work with, soft handle, non-static and easy care.
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What are the negatives of terry towelling?
Loops can snag and tear making fabric stiff or thin in some places, dries slowly.
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How is velvet created?

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Created by using the warp yarns to make a pile on the right side of the fabric.

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Describe velvet's pile

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What was velvet traditionally woven from?

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What is velvet now woven from?

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