These textiles are constructed from a warp and weft that are similar in size. During weaving, the weft is passed over alternate warp threads to create the usually closely woven fabrics. Basic plain weaves have a flat smooth texture, good for techniques such as pleating or smocking. Varied yarn weights and tensions create variations.
Pros: firm and wears wells, abrasion resistant
Cons: wrinkles more, less absorbent