Leno weave

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A fabric in which pairs of warp yarns are intertwined in a series of figure eights around the filling yarn. The leno weave pattern keeps the warp fibers in position thus producing a firm fabric with an open mesh. The open pattern has a lacy effect that is often used for curtains. Examples of fabrics with a leno weave are marquisette and grenadine.

Synonyms and Related Terms

gauze weave; doup weave; marquisette; grenadine; gasa de vuelta (Esp.); linon (weefsel) (Ned);

Additional Information

M. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt Reinhold & Winston, Fort Worth, 1986.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997