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What is "Shirring" - Definition & Explanation

Making puckers or gathers in a fabric, often by using elasticated thread in parallel rows.
Means tight gathering in any part of the garment.

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Worsted ply yarns spun on a slightly modified ring-spinning frame, which creates the yarns directly from two rovings. In forming the yarns, the spinning frame twists the two rovings together, thereby...

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