- Weave Plan: It illustrates the interlacing of the ends and picks in the fabric under consideration. It indicates ups and downs of each yarn in the fabric. It determines the number of ends and picks of a design and it is repeated for doing the complete design.
- Drafting Plan: This plan indicates the number of healed shafts used to produce a given design and the order in which the warp ends are threaded through heald eye of the heald shafts.
- Lifting Plan: Lifting plan defines the selections of heald shafts to be raised or lowered on each successive insertion of pick. Lifting plan also known as Peg Plan.
There are some other factors for designing a woven fabric. These are as follows:
- Denting Plan: The process of inserting warp yarn through reed is called denting. The plan of denting according to an order is called Denting Plan.
- Structure: In the manufacture of fabric by weaving on a loom, the techniques how the two series of threads are interlaced at the right angles to each other is called Structure.
- Texture: The term texture signifies the general quality of a fabric, developed by the interlacement of yarn used. Weight, bulk, hand feeling etc are also expressed by the term Texture. Materials, count of yarn, relative density of threads are its main factors.
- Handle: This is a term used to express the hardness or smoothness of fabric.
So, if any one wants to get the idea about the woven fabric then he should follow the design plan of the fabric. In the modern times, various types of complex design are produced by the designer. To produce that’s type of woven fabric various types of woven machines are made. We can see the modern techniques of weaving which is done by the Jacquard loom, Dobby loom, Water jet loom or Air jet loom.
A designer should be aware about the selection of loom by which he will run the design. Faulty selection of loom will cause harm the quality of the woven fabric.
So, be conscious and do a great job.