Oxford Weave

Oxford weave fabric consists of two, thin warp yarns woven to every soft, thicker yarn in the filling direction. The unbalanced construction of the fabric causes the thin yarns to break and leave tiny holes. Oxford Weave is fine, soft and lightweight. Oxford weave is commonly found in cotton shirting but is also available in a wide variety of fibers and weights. It is mainly used in apparel.
Characteristics of Oxford Weave
  • It is fine.
  • It is soft.
  • It is lightweight. 

Uses of Oxford Weave

The primary use of oxford weave fabric is in cotton shirting. It is also used in other forms of apparel.

Leno Weave

What is Leno Weave / Leno Weaving
Leno weave has two or more warp threads crossing over each other and interlacing with one or more than one filling threads. A leno weave fabric is very sheer and durable with no yarn slippage. It is stronger and firmer permitting the passage of both light and air through it.
Leno weave fabric is also called as gauze or doup weave. The fabric was primarily used to prevent shifting of fibers in the open weave fabrics. It maintains uniformity of threads and minimises the distortion of threads.
Characteristics of Leno Weave
  • It has open-weave effect.
  • It has low yarn count.
  • It is a good dimensional stability.
  • It has lesser yarn slippage.

 Uses of Leno Weave
  • Grinding wheel reinforcement
  • Light-weight membrane
  • Laminating fabrics
  • Merquisette

Dobby Weave

What is Dobby Weave / What is Dobby
Dobby weave is a patterned fabric like jacquard weave but the patterns are smaller. Dobby Weave produces an allover figured fabrics. The figures are bird's eye, small diamonds with a dot at the center, or smaller geometric patterns. The construction of the Dobby weave is very complex and the design is repeated frequently.

Dobby weave is created on dobby machines. The machine selectively raises some warp threads and selectively depresses others with the help of a dobby card. Dobbies vary in weight or compactness. It ranges from very fine to coarse and fluffy yarns. The standard dobbies are generally flat and relatively fine or sheer.
Uses of Dobby Weave
  • A good example of dobby weave is stripes or waffle cloth but the designs need to be straight vertically or horizontally.
  • Heavyweight dobby fabrics are used as home furnishings and for heavy apparel.