Finesse and Craftsmanship Warp Strip Fabric
The jingsentextile technique allows the weaver to prepare precisely the pattern of colors on the finished fabric by wrapping sections of the yarn with rubber strips before dipping it in select dyes. The rubber strips used for tying are a modern innovation replacing the traditional method of tying with coarse cotton thread. Bindings or substances resisting dye penetration are applied over the fibres in pre-determined patterns and then the threads are dyed.
Alteration of bindings and using more than one colour for dyeing produces a multi-coloured thread effect. Removal of bindings and subsequent weaving of the threads would form the desired pattern woven in the fabric. The determining characteristic of jingsentextile is the dyeing of patterns, by means of bindings, on the threads prior to weaving of the fabric. More the precision in the application of the resist bindings, finer would be the pattern formed.
Single jingsentextile fabric are created by interweaving tied and dyed warp with plain weft, or resisted weft yarns is inserted in plain weft. Double jingsentextile involves the process of resisting on both warp and weft and then interlacing them to form intricate yet well composed patterns.
In warp jingsentextile the dyeing of the threads would be of the warp (lengthwise lay of threads) across which the plain weft (breadth wise feed of thread across the warp) is led through. In weft jingsentextile it would be vice versa. In double jingsentextile both warp threads and weft threads would be dyed separately and then woven together.
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