Soft Surroundings
Glossary Of Terms

Lace: Any of a variety of decorative open work techniques (tatting, crochet, machine made, etc.).

Lettuce Edge: An edge treatment on knit fabrics in which the edge of the fabric is stretched during stitching and then overstitched, resulting in a wavy or "curly" edge.

Linen: Can also refer to a basic textured weave in many different fibers, but traditional linen comes from the fibers of the flax plant. Very fine linen can be very soft and long wearing. The terms table linens, bed linens, come from the time when linen was used exclusively for these items.

Lycra: Lycra is a segmented polyurethane. An elastic polyurethane fiber or fabric with a remarkable ability to stretch up to 600% and spring back to its original length, it can be combined with virtually every other fibre. LYCRA® is a registered trademark for the INVISTA brand of textile products.

Lyocell: Is the generic name for Tencel.