Why might dry thread be brittle and wet thread hard?

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Offline yashrudroju

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I saw a phenomenon that the

dry thread is some brittle in nature and a wet thread is hard in nature.

why this phenomenon occurs.
« Last Edit: 11/10/2016 20:01:19 by chris »

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Re: why dry thread is brittle and wet thread is hard?
« Reply #1 on: 11/10/2016 09:27:47 »
Not in my experience. Could you be more specific on the type of thread and what you observe.
I have observed that wet threads behave differently because the moisture lubricates the strands as they rub together, but I wouldn't describe this as difference between brittle and hard.
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Re: why dry thread is brittle and wet thread is hard?
« Reply #3 on: 11/10/2016 11:01:35 »
wet fabric can be stronger than dry ...
Yes, I wonder if the poster means that a wet thread will self support, stifffer,  e.g. When heading a needle, I'm sure this is due to the threads sticking together and forming a more cohesive structure.
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