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slub

[sləb]
(textiles)
A planned irregularity in yarn produced by alternately tightening and relaxing tensions during spinning.
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Antique satin A sateen drapery fabric with horizontal slubs which imitate spun shantung silk.
Now you find it in slubs, textures and tweeds being used at window.
We can create many different types of fabrics--a cottony hand, a silky look, slubs, matelasses.
It's a clean surface but texture is still here--refined, silky slubs, surface shine, raw silk and shantung.