plain weave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plain weave a basic style of weave in which the weft and warp threads intertwine alternately to produce a checkerboard effect
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Usage

In literature:

ANISYA, plainly dressed, sits before a loom weaving.
"Redemption and Two Other Plays" by Leo Tolstoy
With the same reed put in eleven rows of plain weave, over one spoke and under the next.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
He was plainly dressed in coat and trousers of some coarse weave.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
Jacquard weaves usually show on a plain ground figure or flower effects.
"Theory Of Silk Weaving" by Arnold Wolfensberger
First, there is plain weaving, with which we can make dress materials and many things for household use.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Chapter II., THE PLAIN WEAVE AND ITS MODIFICATIONS.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
In plain weaving, each thread of both warp and filling passes alternately over and under the threads at right angles.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
The irregularities of the weaving, therefore, stand out plainly, and produce to a certain extent the appearance of woven linen fabrics.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
For double cloths the plain weave is used, or a weave with a plain face and a one-third weave on the back.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
They spin, weave, and make the few plain garments which they and their families wear.
"Quilts" by Marie D. Webster
And it may be had in dull or glazed, Plain or grained, basket weave or moired surfaces!
"Something Else Again" by Franklin P. Adams
The effect of light and shade upon this exquisite piece of weaving brings out plainly the marvellous sheen which is a feature of this rug.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
The weave of this fragment (139537) is Plain (over-one-under-one) (pl.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
This weave is very attractive as the body of the rug with a plain border at either end.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
Weave in stripes or plaid, or, if desired, plain, stringing the warp with the same wool as is used in weaving.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
They are of plain, twined weaving, and are very coarse.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
The weaving is usually plain, but sometimes a simple pattern of black parallel lines is woven in with the material.
"Alone with the Hairy Ainu" by A. H. Savage Landor
The arts of weaving plain linen and plain silk, for example, are almost entirely the same.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
Turn the spokes sharply upward, weave four rows of triple weave and eight rows of plain weave.
"Practical Basketry" by Anna A. Gill
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In news:

A firm lustrous fabric (as of linen, cotton, silk, or rayon) made with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground on jacquard looms.
The word taffeta is derived from the Persian word taftah, which refers to a fine, plain weave.
In a story from AP and the The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland, the police received a call about a car weaving all over the road.
Satin weave tape Paxar Corporation White Plains NY USA Paxar has developed a soft satin tape that requires no finishing station.
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In science:

A natural question that has, so far as I know, never been asked because there has been no way to look at it is which designs remain isonemal when doubled as plain weave is doubled to 4-3-1; each strand is replaced by a pair of strands with the same behaviour.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Plain weave remains isonemal when doubled because it has symmetries not being considered here.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
Plain weave can be described in these terms as odd dark and even pale or vice versa.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
The action may all be in the combination: if halving is applied to plain weave, all four factors are trivial prefabrics.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
The question was raised in [Thomas, MS] which designs can be doubled and remain isonemal as plain weave is doubled to 4-3-1, each strand being replaced by a pair of strands with the same behaviour.
Isonemal Prefabrics with Perpendicular Axes of Symmetry
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