Monthly Archives: February 2013

Integrated Pest Management Applications

Feb 28, 2013 |

Integrated Pest Management Integrated pest management is a broad based approach that integrates a range of practices for economic control of pests. IPM aims to suppress pest populations below the economic injury level (EIL). The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN defines IPM Integrated pest management as the careful consideration of all available pest […more]

Warp Knitting Overview and Applications

Feb 27, 2013 |

Warp Knitting Warp knitting is a family of knitting methods in which the yarn zigzags along the length of the fabric, following adjacent columns (wales) of knitting, rather than a single row (course). For comparison, knitting across the width of the fabric is called weft knitting. Since warp knitting requires that the number of separate […more]

Velour Material Overview and Velours Uses

Feb 27, 2013 |

Velour Velour is a plush, knitted fabric or textile. It is usually made from cotton but can also be made from synthetic materials such as polyester. It is used in a wide variety of applications, including clothing and upholstery. Examples such as car seats, or leotards. Velour is a knitted fabric, allowing it to stretch. […more]

Taffeta Clothing, Material and Taffeta Cloth Use

Feb 27, 2013 |

Taffeta Taffeta is a crisp, smooth, plain woven fabric made from silk or synthetic fibers. The word is Persian in origin and means twisted woven. It is considered to be a high-end fabric, suitable for use in ball gowns, wedding dresses, and interiors for curtains or wall covering. There are two distinct types. Yarn-dyed and […more]

Seersucker Info, Searsucker and Seer Sucker Use

Feb 27, 2013 |

Seersucker Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. It is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This feature causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when […more]

Roving Overview, Cotton, Wool, Pencil Roving

Feb 27, 2013 |

Roving A roving is a long and narrow bundle of fiber. It is produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool fleece, raw cotton, or other fibers. Roving main use is as fiber prepared for spinning, but they may also be used for specialized kinds of knitting or other textile arts. After carding, […more]

Hand Quilting Overview and How to Hand Quilt

Feb 27, 2013 |

Hand Quilting Hand Quilting can refer either to the process of creating a quilt or to the sewing of two or more layers of material together to make a thicker padded material. Hand Quilting is the process of creating a quilt uses quilting as the joining of layers as one of its steps, often along […more]

Air Permeability Tester, Fabric Permeability

Feb 27, 2013 |

Air Permeability Air Permeability is the ability of a fabric to allow air to pass through it. While Air Permeable fabrics tend to have relatively high moisture vapor transmission, it is not necessary to be Air Permeable to be breathable. Cubic feet per minute per square meter (CFM) is a measure of the wind resistance […more]

Organza Overview and Silk Organza Uses

Feb 27, 2013 |

Organza Organza is a thin, plain weave, sheer fabric traditionally made from silk. Many modern organza is woven with synthetic filament fibers such as polyester or nylon. Silk organza is woven by a number of mills along the Yangtze River and in the province of Zhejiang in China. A coarser silk organza is woven in […more]

Ninon Fabric Overview, Information and End Uses

Feb 27, 2013 |

Ninon Ninon is a sheer fabric of silk, rayon, or nylon made in a variety of tight smooth weaves or open lacy patterns and/or open mesh-like appearance. It is described as very delicate or lightweight and is sometimes referred to as French tergal. Ninon is available in a variety of solid colors and tone-on-tone woven […more]