Plain Weave structure

What is Plain weave?
A weave obtained by lifting the even no. warps at one pick & the odd no. of warps in the next pick. And the repeat contains 2 ends & 2 picks. Both sides of the weave are identical (1/1).

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Write the characteristics of plain weave
- Both sides of the weave are identical
- Threads interlacing in alternate order
- The repeat contains two ends and two picks.
- The texture is stronger and firmer than any other ordinary cloth.
- It comprises a high production of the total output of woven fabrics.
- Each thread gives the maximum amount of support to the adjacent threads.
- Two heald shafts are sufficient to produce plain weave; when the EPI is large four or six heald shafts are used with skip draft.
- The weave can be made from all kind of textile raw materials i.e. cotton yarn, linen, jute & man-made fibres, both spun and continuous filament yarns.

Some trade names of plain fabric:

Poplin
Linen 
Voile
Sheeting 
Calico
Tabby 
Muslin
Taffeta
Alpaca 
Canvas

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