Web Exclusive | July 2015
Fire and flames for saris
Warp-knitted fabrics are increasingly being used for producing stylish sari fabrics, since they are efficient to produce and can be manufactured in a range of different designs. Warp-knitted embroidery grounds are already being widely used here, and include 3-course, hexagonal tulle, various filet constructions, marquisette fabrics and ice-net produced on an HKS 3-M, as well as powernet produced on an RSE 4. The delicate, patterned warp knits produced on the Multibar Lace series of machines are also setting the standard for producing traditional women’s clothing.
Further design options are being opened up to fashion designers by the creation of patterns on warp-knitted fabrics using the burnout technique. The decorative sari on this page illustrates these options. The red burnout design, which is arranged across the blue background, together with attractive, gold sequins, fancy yarn embroidery work and the heavy border, create a riot of colour. The base fabric was produced on an HKS 4. This machine, in a gauge of E 28, produced a marquisette ground from polyester monofilament and worked a tricot lapping made from viscose yarn on top. Following the appropriate pretreatment using a white burnout technique, the viscose was removed and the areas produced were dyed to match the pattern. The product developers at KARL MAYER used a synthetic fibre/regenerated fibre blend in a ratio of 30 to 70 to work the sharp edges of the contours. The attractive fabric is light and airy and is comfortable to wear.
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