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Um, what? —Keenan Pepper 23:01, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

Material from which made states silk or nylon. That is dated. Should say silk or polyester.

Why don't you be bold and change it? —Keenan Pepper 06:23, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
And what's wrong with nylon? I wish I could find some usable nylon fabric! Anyway, I'll be bold; the only "satin" I can find these days is polyester (maybe silk, but I'm not looking for silk, whereas I do looking for nylon). I just bought some and was wondering if "satin" refers to a material or something else (now I know). If someone can verify that polyester is now the most commonly used material, I would note it in the article. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) . --Kjoonlee 17:07, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

This explanation is a little confusing. Can somebody put a diagram of the "floats" concept and explain why it would increase the luster?

Isn't it lustre? And also, the last sentence of this article doesn't make any sense. Monday, 12 February 2007.

Is it expensive?

how stain resistant is satin.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:12, 4 April 2008 (UTC)


"Not to be confused with Satan?" Is this really an issue, people mixing up a fabric weave with the Prince of Darkness? TCSaint (talk) 04:48, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, since the pronunciation is same, I believe. Just what I came here for (both the talk-page and article). (talk) 09:39, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
Who pronounces them the same? In British English, Satan is "say-tan", while satin is "sat-in", and the vowels in an/in are very distinct. -- Arwel Parry (talk) 11:10, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
It's a very common typo/misspelling - I see it all the time. I think people vaguely visualise the word and go for the spelling that seems more familiar to them. Mabalu (talk) 11:29, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
That was added by a no-longer-active user almost two years ago.[1] The two words are not pronounced the same way, and also "Satan" is capitalized and "satin" is not. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:37, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
He posted that 1 year ago: On 11 November 2012.
Michael Jackson. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:38, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
2011 was two years ago. You overslept. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:18, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Diagram please![edit]

There are three types of basic weaves (see, e.g., articles on Plain weave or Weaving): Plain weave, Twill weave and Satin weave. The articles on the first two have useful diagrams showing the structure of the weft and warp threads. This article does not. It should, for consistency, completeness and usefulness.

Excellent point. I'll see if I can find something. Mabalu (talk) 14:09, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Antique satin[edit]

Should antique satin be added to the list of types of satin? Leschnei (talk) 02:19, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Yes. Will add it now. Mabalu (talk) 19:32, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Warp is vertical. Weft is across.[edit]

Idk how to edit the caption of the first picture but it has weft and warp swtiched around. Alayambo (talk) 21:09, 4 September 2016 (UTC)