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This section covers some terms that you’ll come across during conversations with fabric suppliers.

Bias Grain

Cutting the fabric at a 45-degree angle across the fabric surface.


Putting two fabrics together using heat or a binding agent.


A textile mill that will convert undyed fabric into a finished fabric that has been dyed or printed.


When a fabric looses it’s colour from a rubbing action.


Adding indentations to the surface of a fabric by applying heat and pressure.


Small hair like strands which can be made from a variety of sources, including both natural and manufactured.