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Bleeding (textiles)

Bleeding is a term used to describe the loss of colour by a fabric or yarn when immersed in water, a solvent, or a similar liquid medium.

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Dips

Dips are used to describe fabric or yarn when in the dye. Indigo yarns dipped in an indigo bath usually 6 times but up to 16 times.

Heddles

Heddles are steel wires, or thin flat steel strips held by the frame, with a loop or eye in the centre through which one or more warp yarns pass on the loom so that the thread movement is controllable in weaving.

Open End denim

Open End Denim. The term Open End Denim describes the yarn used to weave the denim. About 17 years ago, a process that was more economical and produced a more consistent yarn thickness.