FABRICS FAQ : textile glossary


Weave Related Terms begin with 'H'

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habutai

Smooth, soft, light, plain weave silk originally hand woven in Japan.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

hand

Touch, drape or "handle" of a fabric.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

harness

A rectangular frame on a loom that holds the heddles through which the warp yarns pass. A loom's harnesses raise and lower the heddles in predetermined patterns so that the filling yarns can be threaded through the warp sheds to produce the desired weave. Different weaves may employ anywhere from one to forty harnesses.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

heddles

The needle-like wires on a loom through which the warp yarns are drawn and which raise and lower those threads during weaving. See harness.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Midwest Decorative Fabrics Association Textile Resources Directory, 1990

herringbone

A fabric in which the pattern of the weave resembles the skeletal structure of the herring. Made with a broken twill weave that produces a balanced zigzag effect.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

honeycomb

Weave with the surface resembling the cells of a honeycomb.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper

hopsacking

An open basket weave that gets its name from the plain-weave fabric of jute or hemp used for sacking in which hops are gathered.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Introductory Textile Science (5th edition) by Marjory L. Joseph

houndstooth

A broken twill four-pointed star check.
CATEGORY : Weave
SOURCE :     Textile Glossary by Marvin Klapper