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Twill Weave

What is a twill weave?

Twill weave is one of the main elementary weaves along with plain, sateen and satin. Characteristically, it produces diagonal lines on the face of the fabric. The weft thread is passed over one or more warp threads and then under two or more warp threads and so on. There is a step between each row which creates the diagonal pattern.

twill weave




Properties & Qualities

Fabrics constructed in twill weave are strong, durable and generally drape well. Twill weave is typically used to make blankets, tablecloths, rugs and bed linen.

Fabrics woven with a twill weave include: bannockburn , chino, denim, duffel, florentine, gabardine, merino, tartan, tweed