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Left Hand Twill – What Does it Mean?

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Kicking Mule Workship Left Hand Twill
Kicking Mule Workshop Left Hand Twill

Fade February Fact #6:

Yesterday we touched on right hand twill, the most common weave of denim. Today we’ll look at left hand twill. This is when denim is woven the opposite way.The weft threads go under three warp threads and then over one, creating a diagonal line to the left on the inside of the denim fabric. Cotton yarns that make up the denim are typically spun to the left, and it is thought that by also weaving the denim to the left that the end product will have a softer hand feel against the skin. Some agree with this, while others feel there is no difference. We’ll let you be the judge.

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