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Introduction to Fibers for Non-BFA Students Fall 2009 About Weaving Weaving is the process of interlacing fibers at right angles. It consists of 2 yarns: the vertical warp yarn and the horizontal weft yarn. Typically done on a loom, the warp yarns are put on the loom first (warping the loom), and then the weft yarns are woven into them. Weaving can be warp-faced (most of what you see is the warp yarn—less typical), balanced (you see both the warp and weft), or weft-faced (most of what you see is the weft yarn). The balanced or weft-faced weaves, or some variation between the two, are most common. Weaving can also have a pattern based on the number of warp yarns covered. Plain weave is under- over-under-over . Twill weaves go under-under-over-over-under-under , and then alternate so the next row is under-over-over-under-under- over (or some variation of the number of overs and unders). This creates a diagonal line in the weaving. You have seen twill weaves before because that is the typical weave for denim jeans—if you look
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course BFA 2304 taught by Professor Scott during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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