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Basic Woven Structures

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Basic Woven Structures

There are three main categories of techniques used to produce fabric: woven, knit and non-woven. The way in which yarns interact with themselves or each other determines the category.  Woven fabrics are made up of two sets of yarns interlacing with each other. The two sets of yarns are known as the warp and the weft. The warp is the set of yarns that run vertically along the loom and the weft are the yarns that run horizontally. Some of the basic weaves are Plain Weave, Sateen, Satin, Twill and Basket. Thread Count Often, you may see thread count (or TC) mentioned...

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Satin, Sateen and Silk

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Satin, Sateen and Silk

There is often confusion between what is silk, satin or sateen, if satin and silk are interchangeable terms and if sateen is a fancy way of saying satin. These are all incorrect! Satin and sateen are actually two different types of weaves and silk is a type of fiber. So a satin fabric is not always made out of silk, but silk yarns can be woven into a fabric in either satin or sateen weave constructions. Silk Silk is a filament and protein fiber that is derived from the cocoons of silk worms. Fibers are categorized based on where the...

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