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|French to English translations [PRO]|
|French term or phrase: droit-fil|
|This is a type of fabric/textile.|
|English translation:straight grain (of the fabric)|
If you specifically wish to have more stretch, then you can cut diagonally across the straight grain.
It's not a type of fabric, it is thus a term used to describe the directions in which the trheads of a woven fabric run. Cf. knittted jersey type fabric.
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According to Termium, this means "grain":
"Direction of warp and woof threads in fabric; as, the lengthwise or crosswise grain."
It doesn't mention a type of fabric under the textile category.
Hope that helps. Karen
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straight grain (of the fabric)
Knowledge from sewing, sail clothmaking and so on. When you lay a pattern piece or a template onto a piece of fabric, there is often a thick black arrow in the middle explaining that you have to place this arrow on the 'straight grain of the fabric'. In other words, palce it on one of the straight horizontal (the 'weft' or 'fill' = 'chaîne' in French) or vertical ('warp' = 'trame' in French)thread lines in a weave. (If you don't your fabric may twist out of shape). If you want to specifically wish to have more stretch, then you can cut across the stright grain.
It's not a type of fabric, it is thus a term used to describe a woven fabric, as opposed to a knittted jersey type fabric.
Reader's Digest Book of Sewing ; Bainbridge Sailcloth documents ; Doyle Sails docs ; North Sails docs :...
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