Home textiles are a stretchable material consisting of an arrangement of natural / synthetic or artificial fibers frequently referred to as thread or yarn. Spinning raw fibers such as wool, linen, cotton, silk, rayon or any other fiber materials on a spinning wheel to manufacture long strands produces yarn.
Home textiles are formed by the process of weaving, knitting, knotting, crocheting the yarns or compressing the fibers simultaneously.
Intro about Textiles
The word ‘textile’ is from Latin which means woven; ‘fabric’ is from Latin and later from middle French which refers to an art or trade and a skillful production, structure.., the most common word; cloth’ is derived from the old English meaning a woven or felted material to cover around and meaning to a “garment”.,
There are several varieties of fabrics from two important sources such as Natural and Man-Made. Natural fabrics consist of fibers from plants and animals; some examples for plant textiles are cotton, jute and for animal textiles are silk from silkworm and wool from sheep.
Both word fabric and cloth are used in textile trades such as dressmaking and tailoring which meant for Textiles. Though there are delicate differences in these terms in focused usages. Textiles referred to any materials made by interlacing of fibers which means woven fabrics.
Fabrics referred to the materials manufactured through the process of weaving / knitting / crocheting / bonding which may be used in the production of garments. And cloth are used specifically with fabric but frequently referred to a finished piece of fabric such as table cloth, mats, etc.,
Home Textile Materials
The most common among the uses of home textile materials are Clothing, bags, baskets and in household items, the uses are mainly considered by everyone… they are carpeting, upholstered furnishings, window shades, towels, table coverings, surface coverings & sofa coverings, bed spreads, bed covers, pillow covers, furniture cushions, kitchen aprons, etc.,
In the work places, home textiles are playing a vital role in industrial & scientific processes such as filtering, flags, backpacks, tents, nets, cleaning devices like rags, hand kerchiefs, transportation areas such as balloons, kites, parachutes, sails and in addition to increase the strength in some composite materials such as fiberglass and industrial geo textiles…