What Is Flannel?

It’s the time if year when we’re all starting to pull out our flannel shirts, flannel pajamas, and flannel bed sheets. So what is flannel made of? It actually depends. According to the definition on merriam-webster.com, flannel is “a soft cloth made of wool or cotton”. Flannel fabrics are usually plaid, but not all flannel is plaid. Flannel can also come in solid colors.

According to brittanica.com, “It is napped, most often on both sides, the degree of napping ranging from slight to so heavy that the twill weave is obscured.” What is “napping” you might ask. Besides short periods of sleep, Dictionary.com  defines a “nap” as “the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth, drawn up in napping”. In other words, napping causes the fabric to have fuzzy fibers.

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