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Skewing

What does Skewing mean?

A process in the fabric creation that helps to prevent that can occur during the shrinking process. To mitigate this effect, skewing is done in the opposite direction of the direction by a degree.

Style Terms explains Skewing

Created to prevent , skewing was patented in 1976 by Karin Hakanson. Depending on the direction, the fabric is skewed in the corresponding direction to remove tension from the threads. Thus, is skewed counterclockwise and left is skewed clockwise. A fabric’s , , size, and twist all factor into the amount of skewing a material needs. For jeans, the denim is usually skewed between 4% and 10%.