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Cellulose

Cellulose is a material that derived from the cell walls of certain plants. Cellulose is used in the production of many vegetable fibers, as well as being the major raw material component used in the production of the manufactured fibers of acetate, rayon, and triacetate.

Challis

Challis is a lightweight, soft plain weave fabric with a slightly brushed surface. The fabric can be printed or weft, usually with a little floral pattern on its textured surface. Challis is most often seen in fabrics made of cotton, wool, or rayon. At its beginning was introduced in 1832, in England, than was fast exported in the rest of…

Chambray

Chambray (or even Cambric) is a plain woven fabric that can be made from cotton, silk, or manufactured fibers, but is most commonly cotton. It incorporates a colored warp (often blue) and white filling yarns. Is used as fabric for linens, shirts, handkerchieves, ruffs, lace, and needlework.

Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace is a type of bobbin lace usually in silk, with fine six-sided mesh grounds that often has a pattern outlined in a heavy thread. Chantilly lace is involved in different manners: from clothing embroideries, shirts, veilsand dresses until decorations for furniture’s items. Originally from French, was introduced between end of 1600 and early beginning of 1700.

Charmeuse

Charmeuse is a soft lightweight woven satin fabric with good drape on body, usually used for blouses and intimate apparel (principally for womenswear). It is made with high twist yarns, has a semi-lustrous face and a dull back.

Charvet

A charvet fabric is woven of silk or acetate in warp-faced rib weave, of a reversed reps type with a double ridge effect. It originated as a silk fiber but is now made of manufactured fibers. Name derives from  the Parisian shirtmaker Charvet, the first that introduced this textile on the fashion market.

Checked

Is called checked every kind of small pattern of squares or rectangles, created by “interlacing” each other lines of different colors (such as Tartan in Scottish’ kilts) . It may be printed, yarn dyed, cross-dyed or woven (as a dobby or jacquard).

Cheesecloth

Cheesecloth is a plain woven, soft, fragile, low-count cotton fabric similar to tobacco cloth and also known as gauze. Cheesecloth can also be used for several printmaking processes including lithography for wiping up gum arabic. In intaglio, a heavily-starched cheesecloth called tarlatan is used for wiping away excess ink from the printing surface

Chenille

A specialty yarn, characterized by a pile protruding on all sides, resembling a caterpillar. Chenille is produced by first weaving a fabric with a cotton or linen warp and a silk, wool, rayon, or cotton filling. The warp yarns are taped in groups of tightly woven filling yarns, which have been beaten in very closely. After weaving, the fabric is…

Cheviot

Cheviot is a rough-surfaced fabric of wool with a heavy nap, a loosely woven tweed fabric with a shaggy texture. Cheviot was originally made from the wool of the Cheviot sheep in the hills at the bordering England and Scotland. Wool originally and mostly made from wool from the Cheviot sheep but today also made of blends, spun synthetics crossbred and…

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