We specialize in three main processes: warp knitting, warping, and sueding.

 

Warp Knitting

No matter the job, Fairystone Fabrics is your warp knitting resource. We’re always up for a custom request or a new challenge. Our warp knitting capabilities keep us flexible and reliable:

  • Large array of state-of-the-art, high-speed Karl Mayer warp knitting machines

  • Ability to knit between 168-210” in width

  • Growing group of 2-bar, 3-bar, and 4-bar tricot knitting machines

  • 24-, 28-, 32-, and 36-gauge machines

  • Ability to add other gauges as needed with our re-gauging tools—perfect for custom orders

  • Longtime relationships with clients in the automotive, hook-and-loop closure, filtration fabrics, and apparel industries

  • Growing interest in expanding our raschel warp knitting capabilities—contact us for more information!

 

Warping

Our factory contains 4 tricot warpers, running full-size tricot beams.

Our factory contains 4 tricot warpers, running full-size tricot beams.

We specialize in warping a wide array of fine denier filament yarns. We work largely with nylon and polyester; we also handle textured and flat yarn, low-melt polyester, polypropylene, and other filament fibers. We’re always open to challenges outside of our normal range of activity—just contact us and ask!

  • Typical denier range of 15/1 to 300

  • Wide range of clients, including our knitting customers, yarn manufacturers, yarn representatives, and other warp knitting resources

  • Worldwide yarn sourcing, creating opportunities for unique fiber combinations

  • Up-to-date warping heads and electronic tension devices

  • Investments in “S” rolls for improved tension control on textured and heavy denier yarns

  • 42” x 21”, 43” x 30”, or 21” x 21” beam sizes

 

Sueding

We see sueding as both an art and a science: using sandpaper, we add texture to specially constructed fabrics for a soft, luxurious finish. We can do multiple passes of sueding for an extra-soft touch; we can also suede both sides of the fabric. Our other capabilities include:

  • Range from fine peach fuzz to heavy sueding for apparel

  • Equipment with advanced tension control, assuring side-center-side consistency

  • Ability to process both greige and dyed fabric

  • Ability to process circular knits: 80” greige rolls result in sueded rolls between 50-60”

  • Experience in fiberglass fabrics for our automotive clients