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Warp: Definition

Warp

Definition:

The warp of a material refers to the vertical or lengthwise direction of a fabric. Specifically noted in woven fabrics where the yarn is used in both an up and down and a side-to-side direction. Warp is the opposite of Weft.

 

Example: 

There is a reflective strip woven into the warp of the 7.1 oz MTN Reflector Stretch Mesh Nylon 6.6

 

Pronunciation: 

/ wôrp /

 

Glossary Category:

Fabric Finishing

 

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