Unit 2

Cordage and braiding. Woven with a single warp

Structural techniques are based on a system of warp yarns that are twisted or intertwined.Torque is the basic movement to build thicker yarn and twine. There are varieties of woven fabrics, from simple structures of three yarns to some very complex with over a hundred threads and diversity of shapes.
Looping and knotting.Woven with a single weft

These techniques use a single continuous thread that is interlaced and/or knotted to produce mesh or netting. Weaving in this way is facilitated by the use of small shuttles or needles. This kind of structure comes in many varieties, depending on the type, density and direction of the knots and loops.