We give color to textiles using dyes and pigments.
We don’t need to use fibers to make nonyarn fabrics, we can just use polymers in solution or look to nature.
The nonyarn fabrics usually have fairly descriptive names.
We can make fabrics without using yarns.
Weft and warp knits don’t have warp or weft yarns, but they do go in different directions. The warp knits include tricot and raschel knits.
The weft knits include jersey, rib and purl knits.
Knits are far newer than wovens and borrow vocabulary from wovens.
Double cloths can use 3, 4 or 5 yarns instead of the usual two. Textured weaves, on the other hand, stick to familiar methods to create a subtle pebbly surface.
Pile weaves can be made in so many ways and produce so many fabrics, including velvet, velveteen and corduroy. Plus, let’s dig into carpet!
The Jacquard Weave is pretty fancy, while the Leno weave is pretty dull looking.