Basket weave

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A Plain weave fabric structure in which two or more threads are alternatively interlaced with an equal number of filling threads. Basket weave produces a decorative, checkered pattern that resembles a basket. It is a loose weave that stretches easily. Examples of fabrics with a basket weave are Monk's cloth and Oxford suiting.

Synonyms and Related Terms

esterilla (Esp.); hopsack weave; matt weave; mat weave; Monk's cloth; Oxford suiting;

Resources and Citations

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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