Weaving is the most common method of forming fabrics.  It is the process of interlacing of two sets of yarns, warp (ends) and weft (filling), so they cross over each others at right angles to form a fabric .

This might be done on a power or hand loom or on a weaving machine.

Figure (1):  The formation of woven fabrics, the intersection of warp and weft yarns (adapted from Fabric formation Systems, 1982)


  1. -Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles, 7th Edition, 2007.

  2. -Woven textile structure: Theory and applications, 2010.

  3. -Fabric Formation Systems, 1982.

Uttu-textiles.com // August 2013 // Issam Yousef

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