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What is "Plain Weave" - Definition & Explanation

A basic weave, utilizing a simple alternate interlacing of warp and filling yarns. Each filling yarn passes successfully over and under each warp yarn, alternating each row. Any type of yarn made from any type of fiber can be manufactured into a plain weave fabric.
The basic criss-cross method of weaving cloth.
A basic weave, utilizing a simple alternate interlacing of warp and filling yarns. Any type of yarn made from any type of fiber can be manufactured into a plain weave fabric.
The simplest of all weave interlacings, in which the odd warp threads operate over one and under one weft thread throughout the fabric and the even warp threads reverse this order to under one, over one throughout.

NOTE:

A plain weave does not necessarily result in a plain surface effect or plain design in the fabric, e.g. variation in the yarn counts warp to weft or throughout the warp or weft (or both) and variation of the thread spacing warp to weft can produce rib effects (see taffetta, poult, faille and grosgrain), while colour patterning of the warp or weft (or both) results in colour-and-weave effects.

One of the three fundamental weaves: plain, satin and twill. Each filling yarn passes successively over and under each warp yarn, alternating each row.
The Simplest Form Of Weaving In Which A Pick ( Filling Yarn) Passes Over The First End ( Warp Yarn), Under The Second And On Continuously, Over One End And Under The Next. The Next Pick Alternates , Passing Under The First End, Over The Second , And On Continuously Under And Over Each End . Each Filling Row Alternates, Thus Extending The Fabric. Also Called A One Up One Down Weave.
A simple weave in which each warp thread interlaces over and under each weft thread. Also known as Tabby weave.
Used to describe a weave in which the warp and weft are of equal tension and spacing. On the surface the warp and weft are equally visible. Top

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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