Fabric can be defined as;
Fabric: (Latin: fabrica) workshop or structure,
Textile: (latin: textilis) woven,
Cloth: (old English) piece of woven, felted or otherwise formed stuff,
Stuff: (Archaic) woven material of any kind.
A flexible assembly sheet of textile fibres and/or yarns that are woven, knitted, braided, netted, felted, plaited or otherwise bonded to give the sheet a mechanical strength. According to how yarns and fibers are assembled, forming fabrics can differ.
Figure (1) : Fabrics different structures, woven fabric (top left), knitted fabric (top right), braided fabric (middle left), sprang fabric (middle right), knotted fabric (bottom left) and nonwoven fabric (bottom right).
- -Fabric Reference, 2003.
- -Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles, 7th Edition, 2007.
- -The technique of sprang,1974.
- -A Creative Textile Technique,1974.
Uttu-textiles.com // August 2013 // Issam Yousef.