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Manipulating and combining materials

There are several reasons why you may combine fibres:

Working qualities
Better drape
To make a fabric keep shape
The handle
How it holds it shape
Absorbency

Practical qualities
Make fibre more hardwearing
Make a fibre crease resistant by adding synthetic fibres
Ease of care- blend…

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Popular fibre blends

Elastomeric fibres
When blended with fibres it adds stretch.
This is different to other blends because it is done with core spinning.
This is when the cotton fibre is blended by being wrapped around an
elastane core (Think of a stretchy bobble)



Viscose
Used in many blends…

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