Mélange Yarn

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Mélange Yarn

 

a yarn made from a mixture of variously colored fibers (cotton, synthetic fibers, wool). The fibers are blended in special rooms in which dampened textile fiber is laid out and on the delivery lattices of opener-picker machines. The semifinished products are blended in one of several shops of the spinning mill. The laps are mixed on the lattices of scutchers; the slivers, on carding engines, sliver lap machines, or drawing frames; the roving, on roving frames or spinning machines. The fiber is usually dyed before spinning. Natural-color fibers are also used. Fabrics made with melange yarn are called mélange fabrics.

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