What Is Twill Fabric?
Like satin and plain weave, twill is one of the three primitive weave types of textiles. "Twill" does not refer to a certain fabric fiber, but refers to a specific weaving method that produces a diagonal pattern. In contrast, satin and plain weaves have straight lines.
For thousands of years, twill fabrics have been woven into twill patterns, so it is difficult to determine the exact origin of this fabric. However, the word "twill" is a modern variant of the Old English word "twili", which is half of the Latin word "bilix". Therefore, twill is usually associated with British culture, although this fabric has been present in other cultures for a long time.
There are quite a few different ways to weave twill weave, which is still considered twill. Essentially, as long as the twill weave can be seen in the final fabric, even if it is structurally different from other fabrics of the same name, this fabric is also considered a twill fabric.
Twill clothing and home textiles were originally made of cotton, but now such fabrics made of synthetic materials are also common, such as polyester. Although cotton twill looks very similar to cotton duck down at first glance, the latter fabric has a plain weave pattern that does not result in a twill appearance. Twill fabric can be made into many different colors, thread counts and styles. This fabric is known for its excellent drape ability, which stems from its unique weave pattern.