Posted on June 30 2015
Great design develops through dedicated practice, experience and moderation. To a practiced hand, the language is second nature. [caption id="attachment_2619" align="aligncenter" width="717"] "In this photo the warp yarn is the natural color running up and down and the weft is "melon" left to right"[/caption] Woven fabrics originate from a Warp (the vertical yarns), and a Weft (horizontal yarns). Constructions are fabricated by interlacing yarns to create varying effects and weights. There are three weaves upon which all woven fabric designs are based:
- Plain Weave fabrics such as percale and muslin and are the flat weaves, with alternating yarns interlacing over and under.
- Twill Weaves are most notably recognized for their slanted lines. This is seen in herringbones, denims and gabardines.
- Satin Weave brings the yarns of either warp or weft to the surface. The yarns float over longer distances giving a smooth and sometimes shiny surface. These fabrics are satins and sateen. The key of the satin is the full cover of face and back. Look closely at our checkmate pattern, 3/4 of the yarns raise to the surface and 3/4 of the yarns go to the back, which gives the alternating boxes look.