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Sliver (textiles)

A sliver (rhymes with diver) is a long bundle of fiber that is generally used to spin yarn. A sliver is created by carding or combing the fibre, which is then drawn into long strips where the fibre is parallel. [1] When sliver is drawn further and given a slight twist, it becomes roving.[2] [3]

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  1. ^ Yarn Production, National Cotton Council of America
  2. ^ Freund, Kimberlie and Norton, Marjorie J.T., Broadwoven Fabrics, USITC Publication 3410: 4 ISBN 1-4289-5826-6
  3. ^ Spinning Prep/Combing Lab, International Textile Center