chapter  4
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Sateen and satin weaves

Sateen and satin are the third primary weaves which are characterized by special features of having only one intersection in the repeat of design. These are also called as floating weaves. Sateen is used as binding weave in complex fabrics like double, treble cloths, extra thread figuring, etc. Sateens are not completely free from twill. In weaving ‘face down’ concept is used to weave sateens/satins. Characteristics of floating weave do depend on nature of material used and the end use thereof.