Types of Weaving (Part I)

The weave is how the threads (called warp and weft) are put together to make a fabric.
Different techniques create different properties in the fabric. There is a variety of weaves for your selection at ethan men. Listed below are several weaves that are commercially available.

Plain Weave
Plain weave is a simple pattern in which the warp and weft interlock, with each horizontal thread passing over one vertical thread and under the next.
Some examples of plain-woven fabric are lawn, batiste, and gingham.

Satin Weave
Floats one warp yarn over four or more weft yarns, then tied down with one thread, resulting in a smooth face.
The warp is much finer and more closely set than the weft, and the latter which only shows on the underside is frequently composed of cotton. 

Basket Weave
asket weave is a variation of the plain weave; usually in basket or checkerboard pattern. It refers to two or more warp yarns riding over and under two or more weft yarns, giving a basket weave-like texture. Contrasting colours are often used to create basket weave.

Twill Weave
Twill weave creates a diagonal, chevron, hounds tooth, corkscrew, or other design. They can be produced in fancy designs.
Twill weave is characterised by diagonal ridges formed by the yarns, which are exposed on the surface. These may vary in angle from a low slope to a very steep slope.
Twill weaves are more closely woven, heavier and stronger than weaves of comparable fibre and yarn size.