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    AUTHOR:     Joseph, Marjory L.
    TITLE:      Essentials of textiles / Marjory L. Joseph.
    EDITION:    2d ed.
    PUBL.:      New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
    FORMAT:     x, 321 p., (4) leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
    DATE:       1980
    SUBJECT:    Textile industry
                Textile fibers
                Textile fabrics
    ISBN:       0030498562
    CONTENTS:   Bibliography: p. 309-310.
    NOTES:      Includes index.
    RID #:      ocm05239767 8008

Other Fabric Construction Processes

Braided Fabrics

Braided fabrics have a diagonal surface effect. They are made by plaiting three or more yarns that originate from a single location and lie parallel before the interlacing occurs. The yarns intercross from one side to the other, resulting in a column of horizontal "V"s. Narrow braids can be joined together to form wide fabrics or large articles such as carpets. They are either made in flat rectangular or in circular formations.

...All braided fabrics have considerable stretch in the length and some in the width....

Fabrics made by braiding are not limited to yarn forms. Cut strips of fabric, leaves, leather, straw, or any other flexible product can be braided to create attractive and distinctive fabrics.