FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Fiber / Yarn Related Terms begin with 'H'

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hair

Natural animal fiber other than sheep's wool or silk.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

hemp

A coarse, durable fiber from the bast of a cannabis plant.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :      Brentano, Inc.

hide

The raw skin of an animal.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

high energy dyed polyester

When a polyester fiber is heated at a high temperature it forces the molecule to open and encapsulate the dye stuff. This process enables the dye to have high color fastness and be resistant to many chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite (bleach).
CATEGORY : Fiber, Finish
SOURCE :     Brentano, Inc.

huarizo

Bred for its fine fleece from a llama father and alpaca mother.
CATEGORY : Fiber
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper