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Where can you find a glossary of terms related to fabric and textiles?

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Fabric.com, FabricLink.com, RegalFabrics.com and TextileLinks.com each have a glossary of fabric and textile terms. All of them display all words on one page and offer links to each letter of the alphabet along the top. Each list contains a somewhat different selection of words.

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Fabric.com's glossary consists entirely of names and descriptions of fabrics such as gingham, jacquard, mohair and taffeta. Most terms link to a photo of the relevant fabric. Fabric Link's glossary includes both fabric names, fabric characteristics and related techniques such as abrasion resistance, bodymapping, reflective insulation technology and wicking. Regal Fabrics includes industry acronyms such as ASTM for American Society for Testing and Materials and textile terms such as railroaded. Some terms have photos or illustrations. Textile Links covers terms from fiber producers, dyers and weavers such as noils, adjective dye and Akha spindle.

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