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.

Dobby Fabrics and textiles

Moss Crepe

What is Dobby Weave

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.

Rib Weave Fabrics

Cord fabric

Properties of Rib Weave

Rib weave has a substantially higher number of yarns per inch only in one direction. Several yarns are grouped together to form one. The resulting fabrics of rib weave are abrasion resistant and have tear strength.

Rib Weave Fabric

Rib weave is a basic weave pattern which is characterized by prominent ribs in the weft. In this type of weave, the warp yarns and the filling yarns are of different widths.

Usually the filling yarns are fatter than the warp yarns. Rib Weave Creates a series of horizontal ribs.

Uses of Jacquard Weave

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

Jacquard Weave Fabrics

Satin Faconne - Jacquard figured fabric with an all-satin weave background.

Jacquard Weave Properties

The fabrics have the tendency to have floats.

It has luster contrasts.

It has snagging potential.

What is 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. Jacquard 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.

What is Basket Weave

Basket weave is a variation of the plain weave. In this, two or more than two warps yarns cross alternately side-by-side with two or more than two filling yarns. This type of weave resembles a plaited basket.

In basket weave the fabrics have a loose construction and a flat appearance. The weave is more pliable and stronger than a plain weave but it is not as stable. It is less smooth but have a pleasant texture surface.

Basket Weave Fabric
Basket weave is typically used in composites industry. It is also used as outerwear, monk's cloth and drapery fabrics