chloe. yarn. March 15th , 2018.
Yarns combining synthetic and natural fibers inherit the properties of each parent according to the proportional composition. Synthetics are added to lower cost increase durability add unusual color or visual effects provide machine washability and stain resistance reduce heat retention or lighten garment weight.
Another measurement of yarn weight often used by weavers is wraps per inch (WPI). The yarn is wrapped snugly around a ruler and the number of wraps that fit in an inch are counted.
Filament yarn consists of filament fibres (very long continuous fibres) either twisted together or only grouped together. Thicker monofilaments are typically used for industrial purposes rather than fabric production or decoration. Silk is a natural filament and synthetic filament yarns are used to produce silk-like effects.
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