Best Looms: What are they?
The Best Looms are a group of high quality woven fabrics made from cotton, wool or silk. They have been developed over many years and they offer the most advanced fabric in terms of durability, comfort and ease of use. These fabrics are not only used for clothing but also for home decor items such as curtains, rugs and pillows.
What makes them so special?
They are all handwoven using traditional techniques with natural fibers. They are machine washable and dryer safe. You will get a long lasting product which is resistant to wrinkles and odors.
The best looms come in different sizes, shapes and colors. All of them have a very similar look and feel when you touch it, making them easy to care for.
How do I choose the right one?
There are several factors to consider before choosing your best looms. Some of these include price, color, size and weave type. If you want to save money then go for the cheapest ones available. However if you’re looking for something unique then you’ll need to spend a little bit more. You should also consider where you will use it and who the loom is for. If it’s for a child then you should go for bright colors while if it’s for yourself or an adult then dark and subtle colors should be fine. Which brings us to the next point:
The different types of weaves
Broadcloth- this type of fabric is very soft and flexible. It’s best used for clothing like shirts, dresses, pants etc…
It is available in different types of patterns and colors but it is generally thin.
Burlap- this fabric is known for its unique texture. It is woven from fine cords and has a very rough feel to it. It can withstand extreme weather conditions and is resistant to mold and mildew.
It is commonly used for furniture, bags, handbags and book covers.
Canvas- this heavy fabric is often used by painters to protect their floors and surfaces from paint spills. It is very durable and can even be used as a substitute for wood or metal. It comes in different colors and is easy to sew.
Satin- this fabric has a very smooth and glossy surface. It is not as heavy as velvet but still has the same rich look and feel. Unlike velvet it can be machine washed and dried.
Chambray- this lightweight fabric has a very rough texture to the touch. It is woven with different colored threads to create unique patterns. It has a very casual look and is often used for shirts, dresses and skirts.
Velvet- this fabric is well known for its rich color and luxurious feel. It is very soft and comfy but can’t be washed in a machine because the backing might come off. It needs to be dry cleaned if it gets dirty.
Wool- this fabric comes from sheep and has a fluffy texture. It can be woven into different colors and patterns but still remains soft to the touch. It is very durable fabric and can even be used for heavy duty purposes such as carpets and upholstery.
Organic- this is the newest fabric in the market and is made out of natural materials like bamboo, hemp, cotton, linen and wool. It has the same look and feel as regular fabrics but comes without any chemicals and harmful dyes. It can be used for everything from clothing to home decor items.
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‘Financial toxicity’looms as cancer combinations proliferate by C Morrison – 2015 – nature.com