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satin is a cotton fabric
The sheen and softer feel of sateen is produced through the satin weave structure. Warp yarns are floated over weft yarns, for example four over and one under. (In a weft-faced satin or sateen, the weft yarns are floated over the warp yarns). Standard plain weaves use a one-over, one-under structure. The long floats produce a surface that is smooth to the touch and reduces light scattering to increase shine. This weave structure is more susceptible to wear than other weaves.
- Percale – a plain weave
- Tortora, Phyllis G. (2005) Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles (7th Ed.) New York: Fairchild Publications, p. 490. ISBN.1-87005-707-3.
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