From silk to spandex, fabrics have woven themselves deeply into the exhibition industry. In this month's quiz, test your material knowledge of these common trade show textiles. When you're done, you'll feel a, well, warped sense of satisfaction. By Charles Pappas
Encompassing an assortment of transparent knit and woven materials, _____________________ fabrics are second to none for creating a light and airy feeling, as their see-through nature effects an illusion of open space.
a. Lattice and Translucent
b. Mesh and Sheer
c. Web and Net
_____________ is a catchall term for fabrics with unusual textures or finishing techniques, such as specialty vinyls and faux fur.
Fabrics that tend to repel water are known as ____________.
Typically woven constructions with a water-resistant coating, ________ fabrics have the tightest yarn interlacings and will hold their shapes in gusty wind conditions.
Created by looped-yarn interlacings, ____________ fabrics stretch top to bottom and/or side to side, and are often used in tensioned-fabric exhibit structures.
Any fabric that has a pattern woven into it rather than printed on it is referred to as a _____________.
___________ fabrics are designed to display broadcast images on them with superlative color and clarity.
A broad category that comprises nontransparent knit and woven constructions, _____________ fabrics are typically durable and often best used for covering structures and extrusions.