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See FUZZINESS.

The tactile qualities of a fabric, e.g., softness, firmness, elasticity, fineness, resilience, and other qualities perceived by touch.

A fabric that has been printed by hand with wooden or linoleum blocks. (Also see PRINTING.)

See HAND.

A pick that is caught on a warp yarn knot for a short distance which produces a triangular hole in the fabric. Hang picks usually result from knots that are tied incorrectly, shuttle tension that is too loose, or harness that is timed too early.

See HANG PICK.

  1. A skein of yarn.
  2. A standard length of slubbing, roving, or yarn. The length is specified by the yarn numbering system in use; e.g., cotton hanks have a length of 840 yards.
  3. A term applied to slubbing or roving that indicates the yarn number (count); e.g., a 1.5 hank roving.

See HANK.

Stiff, elongated fibers obtained from leaves or stems of plants. Coarse and stiff, they are used in matting and industrial products.

A condition found in areas of fabric where the warp contains an excessive quantity of sizing.

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