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What is "Float (weaving)" - Definition & Explanation

A length of yarn on the surface of a woven fabric between two consecutive intersections of the yarn with the yarns woven at right angles to it.

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A float is designated by the number of threads over or under which the floating yarn passes.

Longer-than-normal satin stitches that lay on top of a design, or the stitches made when the needle is disconnecting from the design; later removed.

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