Polyester is one of the representatives of the polyester fiber group, also known as lavsan and polyether.
Polyester has excellent functional characteristics. Yarn fibers have lightness, durability, resistance to heat and light, keep good the shape, fast dry, require easy care and are "breathable". Flexible and elastic threads are resistant to crimp and are not subject to damage by moth or bacteria. Heat release and wrinkle resistance of polyester are similar to wool as well as are excellent imitation of natural fibers structure.
A lot of fibers with different structure are made of polyester that can be mat or glossy.
The yarn may contain 100% of polyester as well as small percentage of it (5-15 percent) can be used in combination with the natural, artificial and synthetic types of yarn. Wool, cotton, linen, viscose, acryl without losing their distinct qualities take over all the advantages of polyester.
Pure polyester is used for fashionable fancy yarns. “Eyelash” yarn which is indispensable by finishing of the products, is of current interest. The structure of the yarn fibers is shaggy which makes the thread soft and absorptive. Thin, similar to silk thread is perfect for crochet of all kinds of light openwork laces.
Pure polyester is perfect for knitting of high strength products that will be easily washed and quickly dried. These are purses, wallets, accessories, toys, home interior items: pillows, bedspreads, curtains, lampshades.
Modern technologies allow using of polyester in the development of interesting and unusual yarns with pom-poms and unique structure thread. This yarn is perfect for knitting of unique scarves, ponchos, stoles, capes and hats.
Yarn containing polyester will surely attract attention of beginners as well as experienced fans of trailblazing experiments. In our shop you can make your choice among yarns ideally matching in texture and color.