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Textile Yarns and Threads

What is Yarn & Thread?
Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the
production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and rope
Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine. Yarns can be described as single or one-ply; ply, plied, or folded; or as cord, including
cable and hawser types.
Single yarns:
Single, or one-ply, yarns are single strands composed of fibers held together by at
least a small amount of twist; or of filaments grouped together either with or without
twist; or of narrow strips of material
Single yarns of the spun type, composed of many short fibres, require twist to hold
them together and may be made with either S-twist or Z-twist. Single yarns are used
to make the greatest variety of fabrics. Ply yarns:
Ply, plied, or folded, yarns are composed of two or more single yarns twisted together.
Two-ply yarn, for example, is composed of two single str…

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