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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017
Design and Development of Silk Floss / Cotton Blends Handloom Fabrics
Rashmi Pareet | Geeta Mahale
Abstract: The present study was carried out to add value to silk floss by developing blended union fabrics. Blending of silk floss and cotton was done by simple stack method and yarns were spun on foot operated medleri charkha. The blend proportions are cotton/silk floss 5050 and 7030 and 100 per cent of silk floss yarn were produced. Three union fabrics were also made using pure cotton yarn in warp and blended yarns and pure silk floss in weft. Result revealed that, the cotton x silk floss (control sample) union fabric had highest cloth cover and cotton x cotton/silk floss (70/70) blended union fabric has better dimensional stability, highest thickness and cloth weight.
Keywords: Silk floss, blending, union fabrics, geometrical properties
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,
Pages: 1072 - 1075