This glossary sets out preferred terms and definitions for
describing textile defects encountered in woven and knitted textile
piece goods. Alternative terms often used to describe a defect are
given in light face under the preferred term. An alphabetical
cross-reference of all terms is given indicating the preferred
The glossary is in two parts, Part 1 covering woven fabric
defects and Part 2 covering knitting fabric defects.
The glossary recognizes that often the same term is used to
describe defects of similar characteristics in both woven and
knitted fabrics but caused by different forms of manufacture. For
this reason the same term may appear in both Part 1 and Part 2.
In the preparation of this glossary, reference was made to the
ASTM D2367—Standard Definitions of Terms Relating to Fabric
Textile Terms and Definitions—The Textile Institute (5th