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What is "Melange" - Definition & Explanation

Mixture of various colored strokes.
A mix of different colors of yarns knit together to create a heathered effect.
A yarn produced from coloured printed tops or slivers. It is indistinguishable from a mixture yarn in that each fibre carries more than one colour.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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