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What is "Iridescent" - Definition & Explanation

A fabric with a changeable color effect depending on the angle of view and lighting. It is usually the result of weaving with one color in the warp and another in the weft.
Fabric With A Changeable Color Effect Depending On The Angle Of View And Lighting. It Is Usually The Result Of Weaving With One Color In The Warp And Another In The Weft.
A descriptive term that defines fabric that appears to move and change in rainbow colors depending on the angle at which it is seen.
A color effect created by weaving warp ends of one color and a weft of another color. The taffeta weave creates the best iridescent effects.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Skein is when a length of yarn is bundled in a loose roll rather than put on a cone (as you would purchase from store)- usually done if yarn is going to a dye vat or needs a treatment in a...
The simplest of all weave interlacings, in which the odd warp threads operate over one and under one weft thread throughout the fabric and the even warp threads reverse this order to under one, over...
A 3 tone effect that changes with the angle of view. It is achieved by using a warp yarn of one color and double weft yarns of 2 different colors. It is often found in taffetas, poplins or failles of...
A machine in which heavy bowls rotate in contact under mechanical pressure. NOTE: The bowls may be unheated or one may be a thick-walled steel shell heated internally. All bowls may rotate at the...
Combining of two or more types of staple fibers in one yarn to achieve color mixtures such as heather, unusual dyeing variations, or better performance characteristics. Blends of natural and man-made...

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