The main types of weaving patterns are twill and plain weave, also known as tabby. You can change the weave balance to create more designs and textures.
Warpfaced and weftfaced fabrics bend and drape more easily along the direction of fewer threads. If you try to bend across where there are extra threads per inch, it feels stiffer.
Also known as tabby, this is the normal weaving pattern everyone thinks of first. It's a basic over and under and creates the stiffest type of weave with the lowest amount of take up.
The colors can be arranged to create patterns such as:
A close-up of my log cabin dishtowel
I'm fascinated by log cabin. It looks so cool! And you could experiment with plaids forever, there are so many possibilities.
A weaving sample that shows (left to right)
undulating twill, tabby, 3/1 twill, and 2/2 twill
Twill has a nice drape and is softer than tabby. Most jean denim is a twill weave. If you are using the same yarn used in a tabby, it should have a slightly tighter sett for twill.
Twill can be done as an even 2/2 or you can do it as 1/3 (or 3/1), which is how I created the reversible colors on my wool ruana. Whichever color is passing over the 3 strands will show more on that side.
Use twill to create beautiful zigzags and diamond shapes in your weaving patterns.
There are some special ways of weaving that create a fabric with interesting textures.
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