Jacquard Weave

Jacquard weave is used to produce patterned fabrics. The intricate patterns or figures are created all over the fabrics. It is woven on a jacquard loom. This type of loom differs with standard looms. It has a jacquard attachment or a punch card. In jacquard loom, the warp yarns is individually controlled and not in groups. This allows creating more complex designs.

Jacquard weave was invented by a French named Joseph Marie Jacquired. Fabrics of jacquard weave are costly because it involves more time and skill in making the Jacquard cards to produce new pattern. Moreover the weaving operation is also very slow.

Characteristics of Jacquard Weave

  • The fabrics have the tendency to have floats.
  • It has luster contrasts.
  • It has snagging potential.
  • It is more stable and resilient than the basic weaves.

Fabrics with Jacquard Weave

  • Brocade
  • Brocatelle
  • Matelasse
  • Satin Faconne - Jacquard figured fabric with an all-satin weave background.

Uses of Jacquard Weave

Jacquard weave is used for upholstery and drapery materials like brocades, brocatelles, tapestries, and matelasses.