Pile weaves

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  • Pile Weaves
    • Warp Pile
      • Velvet
        • Produced by weaving two cloths face to face, weaving the warp alternating between the two cloths. A knife moves back and forth at the front of the loom and cuts the pile warp as the fabric moves forward whilst it is woven. This produces two separate pieces of velvet at the same time.
    • Weft Pile
      • Velveteen
        • Velveteen has a short pile produced by cutting the third weft after weaving.
      • Corduroy and Needle
        • Corduroy is a ribbed cut weft pile. The pile runs parallel to the selvedge. The cords can carry in width to give jumbo cord or needlecord.
      • Terry towelling
        • The pile remains slack and loops above and below the fabric to form a pile


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