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slubs in a length of wool yarn


tr.v. slubbed, slub·bing, slubs
To draw out and twist (a strand of silk or other textile fiber) in preparation for spinning.
1. A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.
2. A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.

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Adj.1.slubbed - of textilesslubbed - of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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Safavieh will expand its solid-color program with a new polyester velvet line and silk constructions crafted of slubbed polyester, each of which will be in a range of 10 fashion colors.
Slubbed asymmetrical top EUR6 with tweed knee length shorts EUR13 and check asymmetrical jacket EUR29 and check shirt EUR9.
But a catalogue arrived and here's this cardigan - made, I am assured, of a lovely slubbed yarn with discreet floral panels and a waffle hem band.
Its slubbed rayon chenille yarn added lots of visual and tactile texture.
That warm and fuzzy, woolen slubbed fabric was originally handwoven on the banks of the Tweed River in England and quickly became a staple for menswear.