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What is "Dobby Weave" - Definition & Explanation

A decorative weave, characterized by small figures, usually geometric, that are woven into the fabric structure. Dobbies may be of any weight or compactness, with yarns ranging from very fine to coarse and fluffy. Standard dobby fabrics are usually flat and relatively fine or sheer. However, some heavyweight dobby fabrics are available for home furnishings and for heavy apparel
A weave that has a pattern that requires the use of a dobby mechanism during weaving.
A figure weave produced by an attachment on the loom that weaves an extra set of yarns into a simpler background weave. Dobby fabrics usually have small birdseye, dot or other geometric patterns.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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