Weave structures is the design by which fabric is produced. The yarns are used in various ways to produce different weave effects. Different simple and complex fabric design is produced by the weave structures. The loom is set according to the fabric structure. Specific loom is used for producing special types of design. We can say jacquard and dobby which two are used for making special design on the fabric.
Basic Weave Structures for Fabric manufacturing
There are three basic weave structures for fabric manufacturing. They are:
On the other hand, there are lots of derivatives of the above basic weave. Followings are the most important weave structures.
- Cut Pile
- Uncut Pile
- Basket Weave
- Rib Weave
- Herringbone Weave
- Oxford Weave
- Double Knit
Now, I like to give a short idea about above weave design.
Plain weave is produced when each weft yarn passes over and under each warp yarn with each row alternatives. It is the simplest form of weave structure.
Satin weave is so called when fabric is manufactured by filament yarn like silk or nylon. Flexible fabric is produced by this weave structure. In the other hand, when fabric design is produced by short staple yarns like cotton that is called sateen weave. In satin structure, the face of the fabric consists only the warp on the weft threads giving the fabric a smooth and lustrous surface.
Cut pile is specially used for a carpet fabric where the face of the fabric is composed of cut ends of pile yarn.
Uncut pile is a pile of carpet consisting of loops.
Leno weaves, in this the warp yarns are arranged in pairs. One yarn being twisted the other between picks of the filling yarn.
Jacquard weave is used for producing complex patterns on the fabric. Jacquard loom is used for creating jacquard weave.
Dobby weave is a decorative weave, which is characterized by small design or geometric figures being woven in the fabric structure.
Basket weave is one of the variations of plain weave where fabric has a loose constructions and flat look. It is strong and flexible than basic plain weave.
Rib weave is a basic weave in which rib cord is produced on the fabric. Abrasion and tearing strength of the rib weave is high.
If you want to produce a fine, soft and light weight fabric then you have to consider oxford weave which is a modification of plain weave. It is generally used for apparels.
Double knit is a knit fabric which is produced in circular knitting machine. Double knit fabric has loops on both sides.
So, there are a lots of weave design. The weave design is one of the arts in textile manufacturing. So, try to create new design.