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basic weaves click to hear : basic weaves

The principal types of weave.
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satin weave plain weave twill weave

satin weave click to hear : satin weave

Widely spaced weave forming a smooth surface; here, the weft thread passes over four warp threads and then under one.

plain weave click to hear : plain weave

Mesh forming a check pattern in the fabric; the weft thread passes over and under a warp thread, and is staggered by one thread per row.

twill weave click to hear : twill weave

Mesh forming oblique lines in the fabric; here, the weft thread passes over and then under two warp threads, and is staggered by one thread per row.