One of three fundamental fabric weaving patterns: plain, satin, and twill. Satin weave is made by passing filling yarns over 1 warp yarn then under 4-12 warp yarns. The long filling threads, called floats, produce a smooth shiny surface, but are susceptible to snags. Examples of satin weave fabrics are Satin, Venetian cloth, and messaline.
See also Sateen weave.
Resources and Citations
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- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
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- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000