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Crepe weave

Crepe weave

DSPAT Crepe fabric
Crepe weave

  • Crepe weaves are also known as Oatmeal or crape fabric. 
  • Crepe weave fabric has a pebbly or crinkled surface. (This rough surface is known as oatmeal.)
  • This crepe design on the fabric surface is achieved by (i) using highly twisted yarn), (ii) Processing like embossing, and (iii) adding two ends at one interlacement. 


Characteristic of crepe twill

  • Crepe weave does not contain a normal twilled effect. 
  • (It is either rearrangement of twill or mixed with plain weave.) 
  • Here, crepe has no vital effects as twill weave have.
  • Highly twisted (special crepe yarn) used with shrinkage covered.
  • Verity of effects generates with other weave combinations. 
  • Crepe cloth is covered by minute spots or seeds.
  • Pebbly and crinkled surfaces create highly irregular surfaces.
  • A wide range of textures can be achieved by certain kinds of yarn counts. 


End-use of Crepe weave

  • A variety of different designs and contrasting effects were created also using jacquard.
  • Domestic purpose fabrics, printed with decorative design (cretonne fabrics), special furniture fabrics, Antimacassars, and curtains designs are also made from crepe weave.
  • Frequently employed in conjunction with other elementary weaves.

Construction method

  1. What are the characteristics of crepe twill?
  2. What are the applications/end-use of crepe weave?
  3. Which are the methods for the construction of crepe weaves?


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Patwary, E. M. Z. (2012, September 15). Types, properties, and uses of crepe weave. Textile Fashion Study; Engr. Mohammad Zillane Patwary.

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