Textile Dictionary

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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.)


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.


  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.


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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