Mélange Yarn

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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