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A traditional fabric utilizing a satin weave construction to achieve a lustrous fabric surface. Satin is a traditional fabric for evening and wedding garments. Typical examples of satin weave fabrics include: slipper satin, crepe-back satin, faille satin, bridal satin, moleskin, and antique satin.
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

Satin Weave
Satin weave is made by "floating" the warp or weft yarns across several yarns to bring them to the surface. Bringing the yarns to the surface gives the fabric sheen because light is reflected off the yarn surface, not absorbed by the intersections of yarns such as in a plain weave.
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

A fabric, usually striped cotton, with alternate stripes crinkled in the weaving. Comes in medium to heavy weights. Durable, gives good service and wear. May be laundered without ironing. Can be bleached, yarn dyed, or printed. Some comes in a check effect.
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

an edge produced on woven fabric during manufacture that prevents it from unraveling
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

serger / serging
a sewing machine used for overcasting to prevent material from fraying at the edge; also provides a nice finished seam
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

A natural filament fiber produced by the silk in the construction of its cocoon. Most silk is collected from cultivated s; Tussah silk, or wild silk, is a thicker, shorter fiber produced by s in their natural habitat. All silk comes from Asia, primarily China.
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

Soda Ash
Chemical used to fix procion/fiber reactive dyes. It's a mild alkalai that enables the reaction between the dye and the cellulose fibers. Can be purchased in a pool supply shop as pH UP.
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

a type of stretchy polyurethane fabric; sometimes added to other knit fabrics for extra recovery
Last Updated: 01-01-1970 @ 12:00 AM

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