Pique Weave: Features, Types, And Uses

What is Pique Weave?

Pique weave is a decorative weave structure. It is also known as Marcella. Besides, different types of pique fabric are manufactured by pique weave. However, this fabric was developed by the Lancashire cotton industry in the 18th century. Identically, this fabric is developed by using weaving double cloth with an enclosed cording weft or using a mechanized technique.

Pique is a fancy weave. It is used to produce various types of trimmings and ornamented fabrics.

Pique Weave
Features, Types, And Uses Of Pique Weave

Features Of Pique Weave

The features of pique weave are given below.

  • Firstly, a typical pique structure consists of a plain face fabric composed of one series of warp and one series of weft threads and a set of back or stitched thread.
  • Continuous sunken lines are run horizontally in the cloth.
  • One cord per repeat.
  • Skip or divided draft is generally used.
  • Lastly, it gives the material a subtle pattern and texture.

Types Of Pique Weave

Pique weave is classified as the below.

  1. Ordinary Pique
  2. Loose Back Pique
  3. Wadded Loose Back Pique
  4. Wadded FastBack Pique
  5. Waved Pique

Uses of Pique Weave

The following are the common uses of pique weave. They are-

  • Firstly, pique weave uses in sportswear and formal cotton shirt fabrics manufacturing.
  • Secondly, polo shirts are commonly manufactured by this design weave.
  • It is also used to make shirts, casual summer jackets, dresses, waistcoats, etc.
  • Pique weave is used to produce trimmings and other ornamented products.

In sum, pique weave fabric is comfortable to wear. Besides this, it has excellent breathability and durability which gives massive comfort to the wearers. The sportsman can choose this type of fabric because it has the ability to hide all perspiration stains. Furthermore, the texture of this weave is comfortable and it gives an excellent looking to the sportsman as well as other wearers.

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  • Sadhana katiyar


  • Difference between welts and piques??

  • Avinash Joshi

    Extremely useful site. For persons in the garment line but we are non-technical. Your site helps us in basic understanding of textile industry.

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