This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Mesh. One of the open spaces in bobbinet; an opening in netting or network of a size determined by the distance apart of the knots by which the crossing twines or threads are united. In lace, the whole background, often formed of threads very irregularly spaced, is termed the mesh of the fabric.