Types of Coverlets at Historic Huguenot Street

Plain double cloth uses one weave structure: plain weave. Two layers of cloth are woven on the loom at the same time. There are two different warp yarns that alternate; one of cotton and one of wool. There are two different filling or weft yarns that also alternate; one of cotton and one of wool. The cotton filling weaves across the cotton warp and the wool filling weaves across the wool warp.

Weft-faced plain weave is a version of “over and under” that switches to the opposite combination when the shuttle is passed in one direction, left to right and then right to left.  In weft-faced plain weave the filling or weft yarns are the only yarns that are visible in the coverlet. The warp or lengthwise yarns are covered completely by the crosswise yarns.

Types of Coverlets at Historic Huguenot Street