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plain weave

noun
1.
the most common and tightest of basic weave structures in which the filling threads pass over and under successive warp threads and repeat the same pattern with alternate threads in the following row, producing a checkered surface.
Origin of plain weave
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • A fine cotton cloth of plain weave originally made in Mosul, a city on the banks of the Tigris, in Asia.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • With a strand of No. 00 reed, make eighteen rows in the plain weave.

    Practical Basketry Anna A. Gill
  • Chambray is a light-weight single cloth fabric that is always woven with a plain weave, and always has a white selvedge.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • The texture is a plain weave, has a selvedge edge, the warp yarns are doubled, while the weft is single yarn.

  • Turn the spokes sharply upward, weave four rows of triple weave and eight rows of plain weave.

    Practical Basketry Anna A. Gill
  • One of these is to be used for the plain weave and the other for the pattern weave.

  • It is a plain weave, and many of such silks are still woven by hand in China.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • The majority of inexpensive cotton fabrics are constructed on the one up, one down system, or plain weave.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • For double cloths the plain weave is used, or a weave with a plain face and a one-third weave on the back.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • Gingham is a single cloth composed entirely of cotton, and always woven with a plain weave.

    Textiles William H. Dooley

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