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TXA205 Exam 3 Material Section IV-3: Fancy weaves Fancy weaves: In fancy weaves, the design, texture or pattern is an inherent and permanent part of the fabric’s structure that cannot be removed without destroying the fabric. Printing on fabric is not a fancy weave. o Characteristics of fancy weaves: Attractive Expensive Durability varies ( can be stronger!) Care varies o Dobby weaves Dobby attachment is used to control individual warp yarns and produce small geometric motifs in regular repeats (diamonds, cords, dots, honeycombs, etc.) Identify by small , uniform, geometric woven-in shapes in small repeats -usually one or two colors of yarns form the pattern Fabrics with dobby design tend to be more stable and resilient than other structures of similar type and content (more stable than some basic weaves, like satin) Examples: Bird’s Eye: A small diamond shape filling-float design with a dot in the center that resembles the eye of a bird. Uses include diapers and towels. Huck: Pebbly surface made by filling floats. Mainly used for medical towels (100% cotton) o Jacquard weaves Each warp yarn is independently controlled by computer. Look for large and/or complex design repeats. Small, regular repeats are dobby weave while large repeats or complex designs are jacquard weave. Look for combinations of plain, satin, and twill weave as well as use of a range of colored yarns. Fabrics tend to have floats which provide luster contrasts and increase snagging potential. Not very durable! Not easy to care for! Examples: Damask: Satin floats on a satin background. If the pattern is warp-faced; the ground is filling-faced. ALL satin! Brocade: Satin or twill floats on any background . The floats in the design are often of several colors. Brocatelle: Similar to brocade, except it has a raised pattern Tapestry: Two or more sets of warp and two or more sets of filling yarns. Usually used for upholstery applications o Crape (Crepe, Momie) weaves Look for pebbly surface Varies from fine texture to coarse pebbly surface Drapes softer than plain weaves but with more body than satin of similar yarns Excellent structure for minimizing yarn slippage in low yarn count fabrics. Pretty stable for a lower count fabric. Has the appearance of surface sprinkled with small dots or seeds o Leno weaves The warp yarns do not lie parallel to each other. Warp yarns work in group, usually pairs of two; one yarn of each pair is crossed over the other before the filling yarn is inserted. Warp yarns form figure 8 pattern (not parallel). This creates a lot of holes. Chenille yarns are made from leno fabric Examples: Marquisette Mosquito net o Pile weaves Woven-pile weaves are three-dimensional structures made by weaving an extra set of warp or filling yarns into the ground yarns to make loops or cut ends on the surfaces. Pile comes from Latin word, meaning hair.
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2008 for the course TXA 205 taught by Professor Craig during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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TXA205 Exam 3 Material - TXA205 Exam 3 Material Section...

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