chapter  8
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Crepe surface and crepe weaves (Oatmeal)

These are characterized by highly irregular, rough and random surface with the base cloth designed in plain or any other weave with maximum float of 3. These weaves are also called as ‘OATMEAL’ weaves and should not be confused with crepe surface. Practically any kind of weave which will produce a broken irregular appearance will form crepe weave. The surface of crepe weave woven fabric looks as if it is covered with small spots as when fine sand or oatmeal is scattered on it. The arrangement of the spots should not reveal any obvious satin or twill foundation, in spite of the fact that a good many crepe weaves are developed from such foundation weaves. In some cases crepe weaves are developed by using high twisted crepe yarns giving pebbly and puckered appearance.