What is fabric?

  • (noun): Artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers.
    Example: "The fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"
    Synonyms: cloth, material, textile
    See also — Additional definitions below

Fabric

A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibres together (felt).

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Some articles on fabric:

Silt Fence - Design and Installation
... A typical fence consists of a piece of synthetic filter fabric (also called a geotextile) stretched between a series of wooden or metal fence stakes along ... The stakes are installed on the downhill side of the fence, and the bottom edge of the fabric is trenched into the soil and backfilled on the uphill side ... silt fences primarily through ponding of water and settling, rather than filtration by the fabric ...
Madapolam
... Madapolam is a soft cotton fabric manufactured from fine yarns with a dense pick laid out in linen weave ... the appearance of the face and back of the woven fabric is the same ... two weft threads are interlaced alternately and is used in many types of fabric ...
Fabric - Treatments
... Textiles are often dyed, with fabrics available in almost every colour ... of different colours (tartan or Uzbek Ikat), adding coloured stitches to finished fabric (embroidery), creating patterns by resist dyeing methods, tying ... such as permanent press process, finishing agents have been used to strengthen fabrics and make them wrinkle free ...
Sharkskin
... Sharkskin is a smooth worsted fabric with a soft texture and a two-toned woven appearance ... Sharkskin fabric's lightweight and wrinkle-free properties make it ideal for curtains, tablecloths and napkins ... Sharkskin fabric is popular for both men’s and women’s worsted suits, light winter jackets and coats ...
Types of Limb Restraints
... Limb restraints can be fabric, leather or metal ... The most commonly used type of limb restraints are fabric restraints ... If fabric restraints are inadequate to restrain a patient, leather or metal restraints can be used ...

More definitions of "fabric":

  • (noun): The underlying structure.
    Example: "It is part of the fabric of society"
    Synonyms: framework

Famous quotes containing the word fabric:

    We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes—mismatches between old expectations and current realities.
    Anne C. Weisberg (20th century)

    It is not a piece of fine feminine Spitalfields silk—but is of the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships’ cables & hausers. A Polar wind blows through it, & birds of prey hover over it. Warn all gentle fastidious people from so much as peeping into the book—on risk of a lumbago & sciatics.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    The totality of our so-called knowledge or beliefs, from the most casual matters of geography and history to the profoundest laws of atomic physics or even of pure mathematics and logic, is a man-made fabric which impinges on experience only along the edges. Or, to change the figure, total science is like a field of force whose boundary conditions are experience.
    Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908)