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Classification of a Complete Design for a Woven Fabric A complete design for a woven fabric consists of the following three major parts: Weave Plan Drafting.

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1 Classification of a Complete Design for a Woven Fabric A complete design for a woven fabric consists of the following three major parts: Weave Plan Drafting Plan Lifting Plan

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4 Basic Structure of a Weaving Machine

5 Weave Plan It illustrates the interlacing of ends and picks in the fabric under consideration. It indicates “ups” and “downs” of each yarn in the fabric

6 Drafting Plan This plan indicates the number of Heald shafts used to produce a given design and the order in which the warp ends are threaded through Heald eye of the Heald shafts

7 Lifting Plan plan defines the selections of Heald shafts to be raised or lowered on each successive insertion of pick. Lifting plan is also known as “Peg Plan”

8 There are also some other factors for designing a woven fabric. These are as follows: Denting Plan Structure Texture Handle

9 Denting Plan The process of inserting warp yarn through reed is called Denting. The plan of denting according to an order is called Denting Plan.

10 Structure In the manufacture of fabric by weaving on a loom, the technique how the two series of threads are interlaced at right angles to each other is called Structure.

11 Texture The quality or properties which we get from fabric by interlacing of warp and weft yarn; such as handle properties, shinning properties, draping properties. Texture of woven fabric depend on-  Yarn (warp, weft) count  EPI, PPI  Yarn twist.  Characteristics of fibre.  Interlacement.

12 Handle This is a term used to express the Harshness or Smoothness of fabric.

13 Foundational Factors of Woven Cloth Structure Variation of woven cloth structure depends upon the following foundational factors: The nature of yarn used The count or relative thickness of the yarns used as warp or weft. The relative setting or the number of ends or picks, which are placed side by side in a given width and the length of cloth. The order of interlacing the ends and picks. Modifications produced by Finishing.

14 Methods of indicating of Drafting Plan: Drafting plan can be indicated by the following methods: By Ruling Line By the use of Design Paper By Numbering

15 Ruling Line Method Ruling line is a method of indicating draft, in which the horizontal lines represent the healds and the vertical lines indicate the warp threads. The marks on the line indicate the healds upon which the respective threads are drawn.

16 Ruling Line Method 4 HEALD SHAFT ← WARP YARN

17 3. Design Paper Method This is a method in which the horizontal spaces represent the healds and the vertical spaces represent warp threads. Marks are inserted upon the small squires. This method is mainly used.

18 Design Paper Method 6 X 5 X X 4 X X 3 X X 2 X X 1X

19 Numbering Method This is a method which refers to the number of healds. In this case, the threads are successively drawn on the healds in the order indicating the number.

20 Numbering Method X X X X X X X X X X

21 System of drafting/Classification of drafting Straight draft. Skip draft. Pointed draft/ V –draft. Broken draft. Divided draft. Grouped draft. Combined draft. Curved draft.

22 Straight draft. This draft is the simplest type of draft which forms the basis of many other drafts. It is the most common draft and it can be used with any number of heald shafts. Each successive thread is drawn on each successive heald shaft. The 1 st thread is drawn through the first heald shaft and the 2 nd through the second shaft and so on. So the no. of heald shaft equals the no. of warp threads in a repeat. Used in twill design.

23 1. Straight draft 5 X 4 X 3 X 2 X 1X DRAFT PLAN (STRAIGHT) XXX XXX XXX XX X X XX # WEAVE PLAN #

24 2. Skip draft: This draft is used in weaving the fabric with high density of warp threads. The no of heald used is multiple of 2 than the no of threads in warp repeat. This enables to decrease the density of heald on each shaft and to reduce the friction thread against thread and thread against shaft. In case plain of dividing each heald shafts into two, the odd number of threads are drawn through the 1 st set of heald shafts and the even number of threads are drawn through the 2 nd set.

25 2. Skip draft: 4 X X 3 X X 2 X X 1X X DRAFTING PLAN (SKIP) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X # WEAVE PLAN

26 3. Pointed or V – draft: Used to produce fabric with symmetrical design e.g. jig jag twill, Diamond. This is used where the straight draft can not be applied because large warps repeat. This draft can be considered as a combination of straight drafts. A straight draft is returned in the opposite direction at a predetermined point. The 1 st and last heald shafts contain two warp ends. The number of heald shafts equals to half of the no of threads in warp repeat.

27 3. Pointed or V – draft:

28 4. Broken draft: This draft can be considered as a modified pointed deaft. This is a combination of straight drafts with different directions of constructions. The direction is reversed the reversal of direction is not on the last or the first shaft as in pointed draft. When the direction is reversed the first thread of the next group is started higher or lower than the last thread of proceeding group. The last thread of 1 st group is warp float and 1 st thread of 2 nd group is weft float The design is not considered to symmetrical design. Applied for producing herring bone twills, diaper design and so other design. Broken draft:

29 4. Broken draft:

30 5. Divided draft: In this draft, the heald shafts are divided into two or more groups. For every group, suitable draft is selected. Used in double warp weaves, two ply weaves, pile weaves i.e. two or more set of warp yarns required. More frequently inter weaving threads are kept in the front heald shafts. In warp pile fabric, the ground warp threads are passed through the front heald shafts and the pile warp threads are passed through the front heald shafts and the pile warp threads are passed through the back heald shafts.

31 5. Divided draft:

32 6. Grouped draft: This draft is used for producing check & stripe fabrics. Two sets of stripes are used in two set heald shafts. Warp of each group passed through a particular group of healds adjacently and the other set of warp is inserted through another group of healds adjacently. The repeat of draft is determined by the no. of stripes and the no. of threads in each stripe.

33 6. Grouped draft:

34 7. Curved draft: Used to produce decorated weave with large repeat unit. Used to reduce the no. of heald shafts. Irregular drafting and not classified.

35 7. Curved draft:

36 8. Combined draft: In producing some special types of fabrics different type of drafts are required to be mixed. It is a very complicated type of draft. It can be chosen if there are some technological or economical reasons. Great experience is required for such drafting plan.

37 8. Combined draft:


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