"Shot fabrics" typically refer to fabrics that have a shot effect or shot appearance. Shot fabrics are created by weaving together two different colored yarns or threads, usually in a plain weave or a satin weave structure.

How are shot fabrics made?

The two different colored yarns are interwoven in such a way that they create a distinct visual effect. The warp yarns (threads running lengthwise) are usually one color, while the weft yarns (threads running across the width) are a different color. As the fabric is woven, the different-colored yarns intersect, creating a subtle or dramatic color shift depending on the desired effect.

What are the benefits of shot fabrics?

The resulting fabric has a unique visual texture and can exhibit iridescent or shimmering qualities, as the two colors blend and reflect light differently. This shot effect is often used in textiles such as silk, taffeta, or other fine fabrics to add depth, richness, and visual interest.