A basic weave pattern that results in parallel, diagonal ribs. Twill weaves are made by weaving the filling threads over two or more warp yarns then under one yarn. This produces a strong durable fabric. The pattern can be either left-handed (upper left to lower right) or right-handed (lower left to upper right). Herringbone is a common variation in which the twill direction is reversed at regular intervals. Twill weave fabric were popularly used as painting canvases by 18th and 19th century artists (Mayer 1969). Examples of commonly twill weave fabrics are: gabardine, serge, drill, denim, drill, surah, broadcloth, sharkskin cloth, and some tweeds.
Synonyms and Related Terms
herringbone weave; ligamento de sarga (Esp.)
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