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What is "Blooming" - Definition & Explanation

The tendency of a yarn to become fuller-looking when wetted and dried under certain conditions. In practice, the overall yarn diameter increases slightly-resulting in a "halo effect" or softer look-and the length diminishes. The effect usually results fro a nonwoven fabric in which the fibres are held together by a bonding material. This may be an adhesive or a bonding fibre with a low melting point. Alternatively, the material may be held together by stitching.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

a weave in which the warp yarns are arranged in pairs with one twisted around the other between picks of feeling yarn as in marquisette. This type of weave gives firmness and strength to an...
Running stitches laid in rows from edge to edge of the given area to fill. Usualy used to fill in larger areas. Consists of two densities (see Density and Stitch Length), spacing between the rows of...
Flash is a six-ply, 60% acrylic/25% antron nylon/15% metallic with 1,900 yds/lb. Flash is a great dress, suit, and sweater yarn. It has a very soft metallic hand feeling with a high twist to avoid...
More or less interchangeable with the term permanent press, but actually more precise. Durable press implies that the shape retention properties of a garment are excellent and durable for the life of...
A manufactured assembly of fibres or yarns (or both) that has substantial surface area in relation to its thickness, and sufficient mechanical strength to give the assembly inherent...

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