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What is "Spun Silk" - Definition & Explanation

Silk yarns that are made from damaged silk cocoons and mill waste. The result tends to have a heavier hand and is less lustrous than reeled silk.
The process of production of silk yarn from short filaments.
Yarn made from leftover silk, usually up to a foot in length.
Silk made from broken cocoons and short fibers; feels more like cotton.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A jacquard fabric usually made with a taffeta or faille ground. The design is created by colored warp threads brought up on the face of the fabric, leaving loose yarns on the back. These threads are...

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