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The beauty of different materials and fabrics of pillow covers

by Rong Zhang 15 Dec 2023

In the process of creating a cozy home, pillow covers stand out as one of the decorative highlights, offering a diverse range of choices with their different materials and fabrics. From the softness of cotton to the luxury of silk, each fabric brings a unique texture and visual effect, adding a touch of charm to the home environment. Let's delve into the characteristics and identification methods of four fabrics: plain weave, twill, satin, and jacquard.

1.Plain Weave

Plain weave fabric is woven with the structure of each warp and weft yarn interlacing every other yarn. The fabric develops a parallel pattern during the weaving process. Characteristics of plain weave include numerous interlacing points, sturdy texture, smooth surface, identical appearance on both sides, relatively lightweight, and good breath ability. The structure of plain weave results in lower density and a slightly rough texture. Generally, plain weave fabrics are more budget-friendly, with coarse cloth being a typical example.

2.Twill

Twill weave fabric is woven with at least two yarns between each warp and weft yarn crossover, such as 2 over 1 or 3 over 1. This creates a diagonal pattern in the fabric due to the increased number of crossovers. Twill fabrics are easily identifiable by the diagonal lines on the surface. They have distinct faces, fewer crossover points, longer floating lines, a slightly rough feel, higher density, thickness, and a pronounced three-dimensional structure. Twill fabrics come in various thread counts, such as 30s, 40s, and 60s.

3.Satin

Satin weave fabric is woven with at least three yarns between each warp and weft yarn crossover, requiring a minimum of five yarns to complete one satin weave structure. Satin fabrics have separate warp and weft organizational points, with fewer crossovers and longer floating lines, forming a nearly complete surface of floating lines in the warp or weft direction. Satin fabrics are costlier, denser, and more substantial than plain and twill weaves. They boast a smooth, delicate surface, soft touch, excellent gloss, and vibrant colors. Satin fabrics typically have thread counts ranging from 40 to 60.

4.Jacquard

Jacquard fabrics, once a trend among European nobility centuries ago, have become a contemporary choice for high-end home textiles. Jacquard fabrics undergo a complex weaving process, with warp and weft threads forming various patterns and textures. The fine yarns, intricate details, soft texture, smoothness, good drapability, and high color fastness make jacquard fabrics a luxurious option for home decor. Jacquard fabrics can be categorized into large jacquard, featuring floral and patterned designs, and small jacquard, limited to geometric shapes like stripes and grids.

In this edition, we introduce Domvitus' Mira Woven Plaid Pillow Cover, a typical twill fabric. This intricately woven checkered pillow cover exudes elegance and warmth, elevating the overall arrangement of any pillow. Handpicked from the modern series, this meticulously crafted pillow cover possesses extraordinary charm, lasting value, and subtle grandeur, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of any living space.

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