Special effects - Weaving

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  • Created on: 22-05-16 13:46
What are the 3 special effects that can be achieved by weaving coloured yarns?
Shot/mixture, stripes and checks.
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What is a shot/mixture weave?
Warp yarns are 1 colour and weft are a different colour. Produces a two-tone effect, colours merge to form 1 overall but different colours seen from different directions.
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What are examples of shot/mixture weaves?
Denim, Chambray.
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How is a striped effect created?
Different coloured yarns make up the warp threads. Plain weave. 1 colour used in weft.
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What are examples of fabrics with a striped effect?
Tiking, pin-stripe.
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How is a checked effect produced?
Different coloured yarns on both warp and weft. Plain weave. Forms horizontal and vertical coloured bands.
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What are examples of checked fabrics?
Gingham, tartan, hounds-tooth.
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How are special effects achieved by weaving with different fibre yarns?
Made by weaving with different fibres/yarns in the warp and weft.
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What are reasons for weaving with different fibre yarns?
Could be cheaper, may take up dye at different rates (speckled). May shrink at different rates (crinkled effect).
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What are examples of fabrics with a crinkled effect?
Crepe - crinkled everywhere, seersucker - crinkled sections, Boucle - loopy textured fabric.
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What is a shot/mixture weave?

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Warp yarns are 1 colour and weft are a different colour. Produces a two-tone effect, colours merge to form 1 overall but different colours seen from different directions.

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How is a striped effect created?

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What are examples of fabrics with a striped effect?

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