Is Silk A Woven Fabric

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. This fiber is spun into yarn and then it can be woven into fabrics such as charmeuse, peau de soie, satin, brocade or Shantung. Or the silk yarn can be knitted into many weights fabric, from fine jersey to sweater

Introduction to Woven Fabrics

Woven fabrics are made by interlacing two sets of yarns at right angles to each other. The lengthwise yarns are known as warp yarns or ends, while the widthwise yarns are known as filling yarns or picks. The lengthwise edges of the fabric are the selvages. The selvage is usually easily distinguishable from the rest