Loom Mechanisms

fabric weaving The basic mechanisms in any type of looms can be classified into Primary (shedding, picking & beat up), secondary and Auxiliary motions. Shedding opens the warp sheet into layers. The picking causes the shuttle carrying weft to be propelled from one end of the loom to another. The beat up motion lays the previously laid weft to the fell of the cloth. The secondary motion comprise of take up and let off motions. The auxiliary motions consist of the warp stop, weft stop and warp protector motions.

Fiber Formulas

assorted Commonly used fibre formulas and reference guides used by the textile fibre industry.

Interlining

apparel knitting Interlining is basically anything used between two layers of fabric to give more body. A fusible interlining is thin layer made from woven, knitted or non-woven material bonded mechanically or thermally which when fused with fabric panel.

Pattern Making

apparel apparel-making The appearance and fit of a garment is highly dependent on each process. Patternmaking is one of the earliest steps in the development of a garment. It is a craft that has evolved over the centuries into a skilled technical process. Today, patternmaking tools have been carefully tailored to quickly perform repetitive time-consuming tasks, allowing apparel companies to cater to the fast paced world of fashion. Nowaydays sophisticated software programs are used for pattern making.

Staple Yarn Spinning

spinning spun-yarn yarn The larger part of staple fibre, approx. 33 mio tons are processed in short staple spinning. This part of the spinning industry therefore is of great significance in the world of textile production.

Blended Fabrics

fabric The variety of natural and man made fabrics available today, offers a wide selection of fibres for use.

Derivatives of twill Weaves

fabric weaving Derivatives Formed by Rearranging Ends or Picks- The number of what maybe termed fundamental weaves is comparatively small, but the weaves that may be derived from them are innumerable. Thus, if a simple twill weave is shown out in design paper, several other weaves maybe obtained from it by rearranging either the ends or the picks. Designs thus obtained are termed derivatives.

Layout /Cutting Marking

apparel apparel-making After purchasing fabric, pattern, notions, and preparing the fabric (on grain and re-shrunk / washed), you are ready to do the pattern layout. A layout is a plan for the placement of pattern pieces on the fabric.There are various categories of layout marking like grainlines, place of fold brackets, notches etc.There are also various methods of cutting marking such as single size, multi size and cutting in a particular body size

Most used Embroidery Fabrics

embroidery finishing Many kind fabrics and its combinations can be used as the base cloth for machine embroidery such as Cambric, Calico, Chiffon, Damask, Jersey, Linen, Net, Non-woven, Organza, Satin, Silk, Tulle, Voile.

Alpaca and its Properties

fiber Alpaca are woolly mammals related to camels and llamas. These herding animalslive in the western South Americain grasslands and scrub at altitudes from 12,800to 15,000 feet . Young alpaca are called crias.Alpacas have a life span of about 15 - 20+ years. Some alpacas make a humming sound; whining, grumbling, clucking, and other assorted sounds are used by alpacasto communicate. Spitting is used by alpacas, probably as a sign of dominance, fear,or warning.