staple yarn

Staple yarn is yarn spun using staples, which are short fibers ranging from 2 to 8 inches.  A staple---these short fibers---can be of man-made origin or of natural origin.  Man-made staples are fibers which were cut short from a synthetically made continuous filament.  Among natural fibers, silk might be very long, but all other natural fibers are naturally staples.  To illustrate, wool shorn from a sheep will always be limited to several inches.

One detraction against a carpet milled or a rug woven from a staple yarn is shedding fiber.

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