Information Portal for Textiles

Textile School incorporates knowledge associated to textiles right from fibers to its end usage including processes, trade-offs, know-how and standards. The site is intended for all spectrum of users to learn and share the textile knowledge from a single platform.

Yarn guide movement around a knitting needle

In warp knitting a yarn guide wraps the yarn around the needle hook, thus forming a loop. However, to form a fabric, the yarn guide must wrap the yarn around a different needle during the next course. The yarn guides, therefore, must be displaced laterally during knitting. Different warp knitted structures are produced by varying the magnitude of their lateral displacement. Therefore warp knitted structures can be described by noting the guide bar displacement.

Types of Plackets

Plackets are particularly seen in women's garments which have a good fit. They are usually found near the writs, neckline, waist line and other comfort fitting parts of the garment. These are finished openings which are normally kept closed (to have a tight fit) and are opened only while wearing or taking off the garment. Fastneres like zippers, buttons, buttonholes, hooks are used in keeping the plackets closed.

Fiber Formulas

Commonly used fibre formulas and reference guides used by the textile fibre industry.

Staple Yarn Spinning

The larger part of staple fibre, approx. 33 mio tons are processed in short staple spinning. This part of the spinning industry therefore is of great significance in the world of textile production.


Textile is a type of material composed of natural or synthetic fibres. Types of textiles include animal-based material such as wool or silk, plant-based material such as linen and cotton, and synthetic material such as polyester and rayon. Textiles are often associated with the production of clothing.

Yarn Count Conversion Calculator

Both yarn and thread are measured in terms of cotton count and yarn density. The online textile yarn count conversion calculator helps to convert between units of commonly used yarn counts.

Illuminance Conversion Calculator

Illuminance is the total luminous flux incident on a surface, per unit area. It is a measure of how much the incident light illuminates the surface, wavelength-weighted to correlate with human brightness perception.

Torque Conversion Calculator

Torque is the tendency of a force to rotate an object about an axis, fulcrum, or pivot. Torque is a measure of the turning force on an object.

Luminance Conversion Calculator

Luminance is a photometric measure of the luminous intensity per unit area of light travelling in a given direction. It describes the amount of light that is emitted from a particular area, and falls within a given solid angle.

Force Conversion Calculator

Force is any influence that causes an object to undergo a certain change, either concerning its movement, direction, or geometrical construction.