What is weft?

  • (noun): The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.
    Synonyms: woof, filling, pick


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... It is a supplementary weft technique, that is, the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural, weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together ... present a distinctive appearance on the back of the material where the supplementary weft or floating threads of the brocaded or broached parts hang in loose groups or are clipped away ... When the weft is floating on the back, this is known as a continuous brocade the supplementary weft runs from selvage to selvage ...
Plain Weave
... In plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern ... Each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one, then under the next, and so on ... The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, and vice versa ...
Matmi - Production - Weft Ikat
... Weft ikat uses resist-dye for the weft alone ... The variance in colour of the weft means precisely delineated patterns are more difficult to weave ... As the weft is commonly a continuous strand aberrations or variation in colouration are cumulative ...
In Woven Cloth - Handwoven Selvages Vs. Industrial Selvages
... of fabrics formed on weaving machines with shuttles, such as hand looms, are formed by the weft turning at the end of each pick (pass of the weft thread) or every second pick ... In industry the selvage may be thicker than the rest of the fabric, and is where the main weft threads are reinforced with a tight weft back binding to prevent fraying ... loom creates a fringed selvage that is the same weight as the rest of the cloth, as by the weft thread is drawn via a jet nozzle, which sends the weft threads through the shed with ...
... a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres prior to dying ... are clearly visible in the warp threads on the loom even before the plain colored weft is introduced to produce the fabric ... In weft ikat it is the weaving or weft thread that carries the dyed patterns which only appear as the weaving proceeds ...