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Materials experiments

Experiments did extend to yarns and other materials such as copper wire or antenna wire, materials used to construct ships, and materials used for fishing. Wovens from these unique materials were used as room dividers, roller blinds, wall fabrics, and even upholstery textiles for radio cabinets and stereos. For furniture, fabrics, plastics, terylene, nylon, and artificial horsehair were used besides wool, cotton, and viscose. These special fabrics and furniture fabrics were all made at the weaving mill in Urjalankylä. From 1962 on, Marjatta Metsovaara invented tight wovens at her mill in Belgium, where there were all the research facilities and educated textile technicians and textile engineers. More yarn grades and glossy yarns were used in imaginative fabrics such as Sarssi, Korento, and Coral in Finland. Patternless fabrics were enhanced with the use of matte wool, mohair, viscose, and acetate.

Striped furniture fabrics like Ilo-Raitainen (the joy that is striped) and checkered furniture fabrics came out in 1963. They were accompanied by patternless furniture fabrics and made with a cotton warp and various wool wefts at the weaving mill in Urjalankylä. The Barbi furniture fabric was made of wool/viscose. The striped patterns became particularly popular in Denmark. Checkered and monochrome fabrics were also designed by Marjatta Metsovaara for Villayhtymä Oy and presented in as many as 30 different colors.

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Materials experiments

Experiments did extend to yarns and other materials such as copper wire or antenna wire, materials used to construct ships, and materials used for fishing. Wovens from these unique materials were used as room dividers, roller blinds, wall fabrics, and even upholstery textiles for radio cabinets and stereos. For furniture, fabrics, plastics, terylene, nylon, and artificial horsehair were used besides wool, cotton, and viscose. These special fabrics and furniture fabrics were all made at the weaving mill in Urjalankylä. From 1962 on, Marjatta Metsovaara invented tight wovens at her mill in Belgium, where there were all the research facilities and educated textile technicians and textile engineers. More yarn grades and glossy yarns were used in imaginative fabrics such as Sarssi, Korento, and Coral in Finland. Patternless fabrics were enhanced with the use of matte wool, mohair, viscose, and acetate.

Striped furniture fabrics like Ilo-Raitainen (the joy that is striped) and checkered furniture fabrics came out in 1963. They were accompanied by patternless furniture fabrics and made with a cotton warp and various wool wefts at the weaving mill in Urjalankylä. The Barbi furniture fabric was made of wool/viscose. The striped patterns became particularly popular in Denmark. Checkered and monochrome fabrics were also designed by Marjatta Metsovaara for Villayhtymä Oy and presented in as many as 30 different colors.

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