Plain weave is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves.It is strong and hard-wearing, used for fashion and furnishing fabrics.
In plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one, then under the next, and so on. The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, and vice versa.
Group yarns interlaced as a unit:
Individual yarns interlaced:
Balanced plain weave
Unbalanced plain weave