More Details about Fancy Yarns: Their Manufacture And Application

General Information  
Author(s)RM Wright and R H Gong
PublisherWood Head Publishing
ISBN9781855735774
Pages168
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearOctober 2002

Description

Fancy yarns are those produced with some deliberate discontinuity introduced either into the colour or form of the article with the intention of producing an enhanced aesthetic impression. Most fancy yarns are produced by specialist spinners using machines modified or specially developed for the purpose; others are produced from 'fancy slivers' used as minor components of yarns made by spinners with normal equipment; still others are made exclusively by filament yarns, using adaptations of the airjet texturising process. The text is well illustrated with diagrams, drawings and photographs of yarn structures and the equipment used to create them. It contains close-ups of the yarns themselves together with an analysis to show how appearance and texture can be varied by changing the feedstock or machine settings. Textile historians and conservationists will find the book especially useful in helping to identify yarn types in histori