TextileGlossary.com

What is "Herringbone Twill" - Definition & Explanation

A variation on the twill weave construction in which the twill is reversed, or broken, at regular intervals, producing a zig-zag effect. Named after the skeleton of the Herring fish as this is what the fiber pattern resembles. It is usually created in wool and has varying qualities. It is also known as Arrowhead and is commonly used in suits, top coats and sport coats.
A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.
A broken twill weave named for its resemblance to a herring's backbone. It is distinguished by a balanced zigzag effect produced when the rib first runs to the right, then to the left for an equal number of threads.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Refers to the process of washing with a cellulase enzyme -one which attacks the cellulose in the fabric- giving it a used, worn appearance and a desirable soft hand. The effect is similar to stone...
Needlepoint is a form of canvas work created on a mesh canvas. The stitching threads used may be wool, silk, or rarely cotton. Stitches may be plain, covering just one mesh intersection with a single...
A manufactured fiber, most often used in sweaters or pile fabrics, where little or no pressing is recommended, as the fiber has a low softening or melting point. However, it has also been...
A length of yarn on the surface of a woven fabric between two consecutive intersections of the yarn with the yarns woven at right angles to it. NOTE: A float is designated by the number of threads...
A finish achieved with engraved rollers which press the design into the fabnc. causing the crushed and uncrushed parts to reflect light differently (called "Water-Marked'". Sometimes it is done with...

Companies for Herringbone Twill:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Herringbone Twill, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!

Add a definition

Add a definition for a textile term that you know about! Send us an email & tell us:
  • The term you want to define
  • Its definition in 500 words or less
  • Attach an image if necessary.
  • Optionally, tell us about yourself in 200 words or less!

(s) 2019 TextileGlossary.com Some rights reserved. • Sitemap