A surface effect on a fabric formed by tufts or loops of yarn that stand up from the body of the fabric. terry is an example of an uncut pile weave, while velour is a cut pile weave fabric.
A weave created with three sets of yarns, one of which creates a texture in the fabric; corduroy, velvet, and terrycloth.
A weave characterized by ends or loops of yarn that are knotted into the structure of the fabric and that protrude from the surface of the fabric. In carpets, the ends are usually clipped to an even length.
A type of decorative weave in which a pile is formed by additional warp or filling yarns interlaced in such a way that loops are formed on the surface or face of the fabric. The loops may be left uncut, or they may be cut to expose yarn ends and produce cut pile fabric.
Pile weave or knotted weave refers to the method of weaving used in most rugs. In this technique the rug is woven by creation of knots.
A term used to refer to the structure of knotted carpets and rugs forming a pile or nap. Wool, silk, or sometimes cotton is knotted around the warp in a variety of techniques.
A weave in which an additional set of yarns either warp or filling floats on the surface and is cut to form the pile. Turkish toweling is a pileweave fabric with uncut loops on one or both sides.
Pile weave is a form of cloth created by weaving. Pile fabrics used to be made on traditional hand weaving machines. The warp ends that are used for the formation of the pile are woven over metal rods or wires that are inserted in the shed (gap caused by raising alternate threads) during weaving.