What are the different types of Weaving?

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Weaving is a form of art that has been popular throughout time many cultures used woven tapestries to document their history, and many people still today weave as a passion. Weaving is easy to do and it does not require costly items. The art of weaving is actually the technique in which you placed together two threads to form a fabric. Each of the two threads has its own technical name; one is called weft and the other called the warp. The lowering and raising of the warp thread in a diverse sequence will result in variant weaves.

Where did weaving originate?

Weaving was invented much later than spinning, it originally came from West Asia in around 6000 BC. But the exact date or civilization is harder to inpoint as it is harder for fabrics to survive centuries to get proof of when it started. Archeologists think that basket making and weaving could've been the first things humans started. Every civilization had some kind of basic looms to weave. At the beginning people just wove narrow bands with their fingers which evolved  later to using looms to make clothes and shelter.

What are the different types of weaving?

  • The Plain Weave:

     may also be known as taffeta or homespun weave. To create this weave, the weft creates right angles alternately with every warp. The plain weave can be conducted using two different methods.

  • The baskets weave: This form of weaving uses more than one form of wefts and warps. When conducting the basket weave, as the name may suggest, each group of wefts passes over a parallel number of warps. This will look like crisscross display, as in basket.
  • The balanced plain weave: In this approach are weaving, the warp and the weft threads are the same size and type. Even the amount of strands remains the same. This concludes with one-on-one thread crossing of the weft over the warp, making a pattern like a checkerboard.

  • The Twill Weave:

     patterns has the differentiation between the back and front side. For this form weaving, a single weft strand passes over one or more warp strands. There is an offset that should be kept between the rows giving it a slanted and ribbed design. An example of Twill weave is famous denim.

  • The Satin Weave: 

    is one of the most popular of the weaving methods. The satin weave is quite expensive because of its glimmer. During this form of weaving, two or more wefts sit above a single warp, and the opposing method to the Twill weave. Nowadays weaving is not only having fabrics, it uses metals, creating fences and nets, etc.

  • The Loom



    the most popular weaving method is hand spinning, it takes too long for such a small quantity. In order to weave in mass, and do it quickly, looms are required. Looms are a type of frame that is used to keep warp strands firmly in their position and threading wefts over them.

There are much more types of weaves available depending on the fabric you use such as Basket weave, Jacquard weave, Rib weave, Dobby, a decorative weave, Leno weave, Oxford weave, cut pile, Uncut pile, also called loop pile or rounded loops, double knit, Chenille fabric, etc.

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