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Weaving

Basic Weaving Operations

In weaving, no matter what type of weaving is being done, four major operations are performed in sequence and are continuously repeated, they are Shedding, Picking, Beating Up, Taking Up and Letting Off.

Diamond and Diagonal Weaves

Diagonal weave are basically type of twill weaves confined to bold twills running at angles greater than 45°, although often regular 45° twills are spoken of as diagonals; regular diagonals are generally formed by combining two regular 45°…

Skip and Pointed Twills

Skip twills are a type of broken twill effects formed by a skip drawing-in draft and a regular twill weave as a chain draft. The weaves that form a wave effects across the cloth known as pointed twills. These effects are also frequently…

Fancy entwining and Curved Twill

Fancy entwining twill effects are obtained by omitting one or more twill lines from each section and continuing the remaining twill lines of each section until they meet these of the other section. By this it means that two blank spaces…

Fancy Twills

The fancy twill is formed by placing small spots between the main lines of twill. The first end of the weave should be a continuation of the last end and the first pick should be a continuation of the last pick, so that the weave will…

Derivatives of twill Weaves

Derivatives Formed by Rearranging Ends or Picks- The number of what may be termed fundamental weaves is comparatively small, but the weaves that may be derived from them are innumerable. Thus, if a simple twill weave is shown out in design…