To examine the properties of a fabric, there's a range of criteria to look at: drape, resilience, airflow, weight, smoothness, its weave, and waterproof qualities.
Fabrics usually feature either a knitted or woven construction, and most fabrics fall into one of these categories, but the weave is not the only factor that influences a fabric's appearance. The type of yarn and method of construction are also hugely relevant to the properties of a fabric. The properties of a knitted fabric vary from those of a woven fabric. One is made by looping warps and wefts, while the other consists of weaving them. The method of construction creates unique characteristics for each fabric.
DIYers tend to gravitate towards the properties of natural fabrics, using them for everything from accessories to furnishings. The strength, natural radiance and eco-friendly production of these fabrics make them suitable for various types of projects.