Definition of Chinchilla

Fibre: Cotton or wool, and some manmade and synthetics.

Weave: Sateen or twill construction with extra fillings for long floats.

Characteristics: Does not resemble true chinchilla fur. Has small nubs on the surface of the fabric which are made by the chinchilla machine. It attacks the face and causes the long floats to be worked into nubs and balls. Cotton warp is often used because it cannot show from either side. Made in medium and heavy weights. Very warm and cosy fabrics. Takes its name from Chinchilla Spain where it was invented.

Uses: In cotton, used for baby's blankets and bunting bags.

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