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Fabric Terms for the WriterWeaves: this generally means type of fabric, by how the fabric is woven. I will also include knits because it is also a way to make fabric although it is NOT a weave.
1. Plain weave. The most generic weave you can have. Weft, warp, weft, warp. Many fabrics you wear are plain weave.
2. Basket weave is a variation of plain weave, only it will go weft weft, warp warp to create a "basket" like pattern.
3. Twill weave. This is your jeans. It usually has a diagonal "pattern" to it. Corset material is also a twill. Herringbone and houndstooth are twills. It is a very strong weave.
4 Satin weave. This is the shiny stuff, which is the plain weave except that instead of going weft, warp, weft, warp, it might go warp weft weft weft, in order to skip a step to bring fiber more to the surface to create a shine. This also includes brocades. Brocades are just satins but woven to create a picture or shiny pattern on the face fabric.
5. Velvet. This is a weave that creates pile. Real velvet is n
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