Weaving techniques and their features
Two yarn systems cross in a woven textile – the warp and the weft. The two systems are at a 90° angle to one another. Where warp and weft threads cross, either the warp thread lies above the weft thread (warp lift) or the weft thread lies above the warp thread (warp drop).
By combining warp lifts and drops in different ways, a myriad of textile constructions can be created. Three basic weaves are distinguished in textile engineering. The three weaving techniques not only influence the aesthetics and feel, but also the technical properties of a textile. For example, the type of weave affects how strong the fabric is, how drapable and how permeable it is.