Satin Sheets and Bed Linen – Soft Sensual and Luxurious

By , June 12, 2012 10:53 am

Looking for Satin Bed Linen. What is Satin?

One of the problems people find when they start looking for Satin Bed Linen is there is a common misconception about the term. Satin is the term for a fabric weave, not a specific fabric.

Satin is a Weave

The satin weave is characterized by four or more weft yarns floating over a warp yarn or vice versa. This explains the even sheen, as unlike in other weaves, the light reflecting is not scattered as much by the fibres, which have fewer tucks.If a fabric is formed with a satin weave using filament fibres such as silk, polyester or nylon it is termed a Satin. If the yarns used are short-staple yarns such as cotton, the fabric formed is considered a Sateen.

High Quality Satin Silk and Polyester Satin

High quality Satin is produced in Pure Silk and also can be found in Polyester. Both of these are woven fabrics. There are knitted Polyester and Nylon Satins which are very poor quality and should be avoided at all costs. The highest quality Satin Silk is woven from the finest Mulberry Silk. The best quality of Polyester Satin requires an extremely high quality of Polyester Thread combined with a Silk Satin weave. Much then depends on dyeing and subsequent processes to achieve a Silk like fabric.

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Both Silk Satin and Polyester Satin of the very highest quality with a soft, sensual and tactile feel are available in the unique ranges of Luxury Bed Linen from Between the Sheets. Click Here for more information

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