What is meant by “bed ticking“ and “cambric“?
Ticking (also called twill): Fabric mainly used for pillows. It is spun in twill weave.
Cambric (also called Percale): Fabric mainly used for quilts. Cambric is woven in plain weave.
Plain weave is the simplest, the oldest and at the same time the most tightly woven fabric.
The yarn count of high-quality fine fabrics ranges between 70 to 100 Nm.
Example: Yarn notation Nm 50 signifies that one kilogramme of this yarn has a barrel length of 50 000 metres. The finest yarn notation used for cambric fabrics is Nm 135, i. e. 1 kilogramme of such yarn has a barrel length of 135 000 metres.
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