1) A coarse, loosely woven cotton or linen fabric. Crash is made with thick, uneven yarns that have not been bleached. It is used for towels, upholstery and curtains.
2) A loosely woven, tabby weave textile that is starched and used as a groundcloth in embroidery or as a reinforcing fabric in bookbinding.
Synonyms and Related Terms
gordijnlinnen/stof bijv.kaasdoek, handdoeklinnen; boekbinderslinnen (calicot) (Ned);
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 247
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937