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What is "Bleeding" - Definition & Explanation

Loss of dye from a coloured textile in contact with a liquid, leading to the coloration of the liquid or of adjacent areas (or both) of the same or other textile (s).
The running of color form wet dyed material onto a material next to it or the running of colors together. Sometimes the property of bleeding is considered an asset as in bleeding Indian madras.
An extra ordinary loss of color from a dyed fabric or any other material that comes in contact with the solvent. It has a tendency to deceleration of the dyed material.
When dye comes out in the wash, it is called "bleeding".
The undesirable loss of dye when the textile is immersed in water or across into an adjacent area or when in contact with another substrate.
Bleeding means a loss of color by a fabric or yarn when it is immersed in water, a solvent, or similar fluid medium, as a result of improper dying or due to use of poor quality dyes.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A fabric composed of two sets of yarns and formed by weaving, which is the interlacing of these sets. By using various combinations of the three basic weaves (plain, twill and satin), it is possible...
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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