Monday, April 30, 2012

"This is a rather odd category, listing 269 names of kinds of fabric and cloth"

That is the first line of a webpage I found tonight. I think it has its uses as a quick reference for all the different fabrics available. The website is called The Phrontistery. Its author states:
 Welcome to the Phrontistery! I'm your host, Forthright. Since 1996, I have compiled word lists in order to spread the joy of the English language. Here, you will find the International House of Logorrhea (an online dictionary of obscure and rare words), the Compendium of Lost Words (a compilation of ultra-rare forgotten words), and many other glossaries, word lists, essays, and other language and etymology resources. 

I, of course, found the list of fabrics. 

Here are the fabrics that begin with "a":
aba garment of camel or goat hair; camel or goat-hair fabric
aerophane thin crinkled semi-transparent fabric
alepine mixed wool and silk or mohair and cotton fabric
alpaca fine wool made from alpaca hair
angora silk-like fabric made from wool of angora goats
ardass fine silk
armure twilled woollen or silk fabric
arrasene embroidery fabric of wool and silk
atlas rich satin fabric

Do check this list out.... Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the link. What a interesting list of fabrics they put together.

  2. I love lists like these! Thanks for the site. I'm going to spend a lot of time browsing it...



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