Cutwork: An embroidery in which the design is formed by cutting away fabric from openings which have been outlined in a buttonhole stitch.
Hemstitch: A stitch made by looping around two or more threads in drawnwork, grouping them to form different designs. Hemstitch is generally found near stitching lines of hems.
Jacquard: An intricate woven design made on a jacquard loom and usually done in brocade, tapestry, and especially damask.
Mercerization: The treatment of cotton yarn to give a luster and softness on the cloth.
Organdy: A very fine, light, nearly transparent cotton muslin given a finish that is crisp.
Organza: A sheer fabric, usually silk, that is thicker and stiffer than organdy.
Percale: A closely woven cotton that is smooth and crisp. Commonly used for making sheets.
Sateen: A woven cotton generally made of the finest long-staple Egyptian cottons creating a soft hand and silky luster.
Thread-count: A measure of the number of yarns (threads) woven into one square inch of fabric.