More Denim Trivia....
Plain weave denim is also called one-up-one-down weave.
Right-hand twill produces a diagonal line that rises from the lower left to the upper right.
Ring/OE results in a softer denim.
Ring-Ring is when the lengthwise and filling yarns are woven together.
Ring-Spun is when the yarns are twisted which makes them stronger.
Roving is fiber, drafted into smaller and finer form.
Selvage is a small woven edge that is parallel to the warp. This prevents raveling.
Sliver is a cotton fiber that is untwisted, loose and soft.
A Slub is a short yarn imperfection.
Staple is lengths of fiber before they are twisted and spun into yarn.
Tear, when pulled, this is a piece of the fabric's horizontal strength.
Tensile, when pulled, this is a piece of the fabric's vertical strength.
Warp is a yarn that runs lengthwise and parallel to the selvage.
Weight of denim can be woven into many weights, from four to over fourteen ounces.
Denim can be dyed in almost any shade imaginable. We tend to think of it as blue.
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