WOVEN FABRICS

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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 11-03-14 19:58

PLAIN WEAVE:

  • is the most common weave used
  • can produce endless things
  • strong, firm, hardwearing

calico - low cost, often used for toiles, sometimes used for low-budget furnishings

voile - lightweight, sheer, blouses, dresses

ripstop - high performance, warm and weft yarns, very strong, lightweight, abrasion resist, makes kites or sportswear

poplin - warp faced, weft way ribs, used for shirts jackets raincoats

seersucker - crinkled warp way stripes

TWILL:

  • produces diagonal weave
  • drapes well
  • strong, hardwearing durable

SATIN:

  • warp faced, drapes well, shiny face, weft only shows on back
  • evening wear and ribbons
  • a sateen weave is weft faced and used for more complicated construction
  • DAMASK fabrics are made by interchanging satin and sateen weaves which alternates weft/warp faced

CREPE FABRICS:

  • has a crinkled or puckered surface
  • no defined pattern
  • wool crepe fabrics are used for high quality suits
  • produced using a z and s twist
  • chemical or thermal treatment to shrink the fabric

JAQUARD:

  • complicated patterned design with…

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