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Tree bark:
the visual effect of tree bark created in a fabric weave.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2013/14 (Textile Outlook International Issue 160)

Tricot warp knitting machine:
a warp knitting machine using bearded or compound needles mounted vertically, or nearly so, in which the fabric is supported and controlled by sinkers. The fabric is removed from the knitting point at approximately 90° to the needles’ movement (nearer the horizontal than the vertical).

Tricot, warp knitted:
a warp knitted fabric knitted with two full sets of warp threads, each set making a 1 and 1 lapping movement but in opposite directions. Additionally the term is now used generically to cover all types of warp knitted fabric made on tricot warp knitting machines.

Tricotine:
a weft-face woven fabric, originally with a cotton warp and worsted weft, which displays a fine, flat twill line.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2011/12 (Textile Outlook International Issue 148)

Trilobal:
a fibre with a three-pointed, star-shaped cross-section. This gives the fibre rigidity and resilience. Also, it has many reflecting surfaces which are efficient at scattering light to hide dirt. For these reasons, trilobal fibres are often used in carpets. The reflective surfaces can also give the fibre a sparkling appearance.
Last referenced in: Editorial: Dornbirn 2012 -- A Showcase for New Cellulosic Fibres (Technical Textile Markets Issue 91)

Tuck stitch:
a stitch consisting of a held loop.

Tulle:
a fine net fabric made from silk yarn.

Tussah:
wild silk from Thailand characterised by an irregular surface.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Spring/Summer 2013 (Textile Outlook International Issue 155)

Tweed:
originally, a coarse, heavyweight, rough surfaced wool fabric for outerwear, woven in Scotland. The term is now applied to fabrics made in a wide range of weights and qualities, generally from woollen spun yarns.
Last referenced in: Survey of the European yarn fairs for spring/summer 2015 (Textile Outlook International Issue 168)

Twill:
a fabric produced by constructing a weave that repeats on three or more warp threads and weft threads, and produces diagonal lines on the face of the fabric.
Last referenced in: World textile and apparel trade and production trends: the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, February 2014 (Textile Outlook International Issue 167)

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