Special woven effects

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Describe the appearance of crepe
A fabric characterised by a crinkled or puckered surface.
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How can the crinkly surface be produced?
By hard twist yarns, chemical treatments, weave or embossing.
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Describe flat/french crepe
Flattest with a slight crepe appearance. Soft, pliable, lightweight. Used in blouses, pyjamas, lingerie.
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What is moss/sand crepe?
Warp yarns are coarse and bulkier than the the filling. Made in rayon and synthetics.
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What is georgette crepe?
Lightweight and sheer. Has a dull crinkled surface by alternating S and Z yarns in a high twist.
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Describe the appearance of tartan fabrics
Consists of criss-cross horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.
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How are the alternating bands of colour made?
Warp and weft woven at right angles to each other. 2 weft over, 2 under the warp.
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Describe the colours produced in tartan
A thread crossing another colour, produces an equal mixture of the 2 colours.
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What are the 3 variations of tartan classed as?
Modern, ancient and muted.
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What does madras look like?
Brightly colours checked or striped patterns.
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How are the colours arranged in madras fabric?
Horizontal and vertical checks or stripes are uneven.
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Madras are colour woven. What does this mean?
Pre-dyed warp and weft yarns are used.
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Where did madras originate from and what is it mainly used for?
Originated from India. Mainly used for shirts, dresses and turbans.
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What is madras usually woven from?
Cotton, but viscose silk and other blends can be used.
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How are checks produced in fabrics?
Different coloured yarns for the warp and weft Forms coloured horizontal and vertical bands.
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What are examples of checked fabrics?
Gingham, Tartan and Hounds-Tooth.
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How are striped effects in fabrics produced?
Plain weave where different coloured yarns are used for warp threads and a single colour is used in weft.
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What are examples of striped fabrics?
Pin stripe and ticking.
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How can the crinkly surface be produced?

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By hard twist yarns, chemical treatments, weave or embossing.

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Describe flat/french crepe

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What is moss/sand crepe?

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What is georgette crepe?

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