Needlecord is a form of corduroy. It is a tough, woven fabric, typically made of cotton. There is a cut-pile running down the fabric in lengthwise ribs. Needlecord is produced through the use of an extra set of weft yarns. Its parallel ribs are velvety to the touch and in Needlecord fabric are very thin. It is sometimes referred to as ‘Pin Cord.’ The base fabric is exposed between the ribs and the thicknesses of these can vary between different types of corduroy. Needlecord is mainly used in garments, such as trousers and jackets.

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Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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