Honey comb is a fancy weave. Various types of decorative fabrics are formed by honey comb.
Types Of Honey Comb: Honey comb is classified by the following two ways. They are-
- Ordinary Honey Comb
- Brighton Honey Comb
Characteristics of Honey Comb:
- The surface of honey comb fabric is very rough.
- In the repeat size, number of ends and picks may be equal or unequal.
- Ordinary honey comb is produced by pointed draft and Brighton honey comb is produced by straight draft.
- Weaves forms hollows which give a cell like appearance to the texture.
- If repeat size is square then ultimate raised and sunk diamond shaped areas are seen.
- Large honey comb weaves are liable to be loose in structure when constructed in ordinary manner. To secure the firmness of texture a double row of binding is used.
- This structure has high water absorbency property.
- For Brighton honey comb, the number of threads in repeat should be multiple of 4.
- The smallest repeat size for ordinary honey comb is 6 x 4.
- The smallest repeat for Brighton honey comb is 8 x 8.
So, that’s all the features of honey comb.