Discount Fabric: Mill Overruns a Bargain?

Discount Fabric Mill Overruns Bargains Or Not

Looking for one of the biggest values in online fabric shopping? You can find that when a mill produces more fabric than was required or originally ordered. This can happen for any number of reasons, but regardless of the cause, factory or mill overruns can offer tremendous savings on many different types of fabric. What … Continue reading Discount Fabric: Mill Overruns a Bargain?

Twill vs Canvas Fabric

What is the difference between twill and canvas fabric? The main difference between these two fabrics is the weave construction.  Canvas is made with a simple plainweave pattern of "over one, under one". Double filled canvas uses two yarns in the over under instead of one, but it is still a plainweave. Twill farics are … Continue reading Twill vs Canvas Fabric

Twill Weave : What is the Difference Between Denim & Bull Denim?

When I hear the term twill weave I automatically hear in my head "over one under two, over one under two."  Of course it doesn't have to be under two, it could be three or more, but this basic pattern is what makes it a twill. It is all about that diagonal line.  Unless you … Continue reading Twill Weave : What is the Difference Between Denim & Bull Denim?

Measuring Textiles : What is Denier?

Do not feel bad if you are unsure what denier actually means.  During four plus years of school studying textile design I never heard the word uttered once.  It wasn't until I had my degree in textiles that I realized how much I didn't know. So obviously, the bigger the number the stronger the fabric, … Continue reading Measuring Textiles : What is Denier?