Lining fabric is an essential part of any garment, providing structure, comfort, and a polished look. It can be woven from natural or synthetic fibers and can be printed or solid in color. Whether you’re looking for a subtle pinstripe lining for your tailored suit or an intricate jacquard design for a statement coat, there is a lining to match your vision. In this article, we will discuss yarn-dyed lining fabric, which has a unique color intensity and pattern that is woven directly into the fabric.
Yarn dyed fabrics are made by dying the individual yarns before they are woven together into a fabric. This allows for more consistency in the color of the fabric and also creates a unique, textured finish. Yarn dyed linings are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures, making them ideal for dresses, jackets, suits, and other tailored clothing.
Before the dyeing process, the yarns are prepared through a series of steps that include sizing (which removes impurities such as dirt, oil, and wax), scouring, desizing, bleaching, and conditioning. This prepares the yarns for dyeing and ensures that they will be absorbed into the cotton, silk, wool or polyester fibre. The yarns are then dyed using package, space, hank, or warp beam dyeing techniques. Once the yarns are dyed, they are taken to the weaving or knitting section of the factory where they are woven into a fabric.
The yarns are woven with dyed weft and warp yarns in weaving sections and knitted with dyed warp and un-dyed weft yarns in knitting sections. The fabric is then silted to make it tubular. Finally, it is sewed to become the final product.
One way to identify if a fabric is yarn dyed is to examine its edges. A fabric that has been yarn dyed will have a consistent color from the face of the fabric to its raw or selvedge edge. Yarn dyed fabric may also have a more luxurious feel than those that are piece dyed.
Another way to determine if a fabric is yarn dyed is to consult its label or manufacturer’s information. The fabric label will often explicitly mention the yarn dyed process and may give specific details about the fabric’s characteristics and properties that indicate it is a yarn-dyed fabric. In addition, some manufacturers use a special color code to identify their yarn dyed fabrics. Inspecting the reverse side of a fabric can also be helpful in distinguishing between a yarn dyed and non-yarn dyed fabric. Fabrics that have stripes and checks are normally woven with dyed yarns, while those with solid or single colored designs are usually piece dyed.