Weaves

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Describe the construction of a plain weave
Weft travels over 1, under 1
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What are the positives of a plain weave?
It is firm and hardwearing. Less likely to fray and snag. Great to print on. Smooth, stable and holds its shape.
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What are the negatives of using a plain weave?
Has no texture - boring.
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What are examples of a plain weave?
Calcio, muslin, voile.
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Describe a twill weave
Weft passes over 2 or more warp and then under 1.
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What are the advantages of twill weaves?
Is firm so will keep its shape. Abrasion resistant and hardwearing. Cannot be ripped easily.
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What are the disadvantages of twill weaves?
Frays quite easily.
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What are examples of a twill weave?
Denim, tartan/plaid, tweed.
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Describe the construction of denim
Weft travels over 3 warps and under 1.
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Describe the construction of a satin weave
Weft passes over 4 or more warp and under 1. Rows are alternated.
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What are the positives of using a satin weave?
Imitates real silk. Shiny and lustrous. Smooth, good drape and flexible. Long floats on surface reflect light.
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What are the negatives of using a satin weave?
It is slippery and has a duller back. Poor insulator as there are very few gaps between fibres. Snags and frays easily. May pill, not hardwearing.
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What are examples of satin weave?
Bocade, crepe-satin, velvet-satin.
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