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What is "Twill" - Definition & Explanation

Twill is a type of fabric woven with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs. It is made by passing the weft thread over one or more warp threads and then under two or more warp threads and so on, with a "step" or offset between rows to create the characteristic diagonal pattern. Because of this structure, twills generally drape well. Examples of twill fabric are chino, drill, denim, gabardine, tweed and serge.
A fabric produced by constructing a weave that repeats on three or more warp threads and weft threads, and produces diagonal lines on the face of the fabric.
This is a weave that creates a diagonal effect by having the warp float on top of a few weft yarns or vice versa. Generally three threads up and one down. Antique Twill is woven as a twill with a doupioni yarn, having slubs intermittently dispersed across the fabric.
A fabric that shows a distinct diagonal wale on the face such as denim, gabardine, or tricotine.
A general term for a woven fabric made with a twill weave, a basic weave characterized by diagonal lines on the face of the fabric.
A repeating weave on multiple ends producing a characteristic diagonal line on the face of the cloth.
A fabric characterized by micro diagonal ribs producing a soft, smooth finish.
A fabric that shows a distinct diagonal wale on the face (e.g., denim, gabardine, tricotine).
A fabric with diagonal parallel ribs, or the weave used to produce such a fabric (also known as float weave).
A fabric whose weave is made up of 2 or 3 warp yarns or threads to every one weft. Weave with diagonal ribs and large number of variations. Diagonals may be set at sharp or blunt angles, may be embedded or raised. Important types are flannels, serges, gabardines, and surahs.
Identified by the diagonal lines on its face. It is an incredibly versatile fabric

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