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Updated: Feb 2


warp sateen weave transitioning to weft sateen weave over a number of picks

In our archives we have a wonderful old book from 1921. It is the work of a student learning weave structures. Each weave is hand painted, accuracy and concentration were required so no mistakes were made within the notation, they were a diligent student. Today we are thankful for the fast easy nature of changing a warp mark to a weft mark within our ScotWeave software.


This example shows how 8 end warp, and 8 end weft sateen weaves can be merged together over a number of picks. The method of the gradual changing from a warp faced weave to the weft faced weave ensures there is never a float longer than seven in both the warp or weft direction. This applies to both the face of the fabric and the reverse of the fabric.


The transition process drops a warp mark approximately every 8 picks with a subtle blending taking place along some of the picks in the main transition locations.


This structure requires 23 shafts to create the weave within a dobby loom our ScotWeave Dobby weaving software handles the calculation effortlessly, otherwise a useful base weave to use within a jacquard design.










At the end of the structure the weft faced weave clean cuts with the first pick, taking us back to the start of the notation. With the sudden transition of weft to warp a three-dimensional look is created.


(Clean cut is when the next end or pick in the weave notation is the reverse/opposite of the one before – what is warp becomes weft, and weft becomes warp).

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