Compiled by Juli Case
What is a leno weave?
A leno is a special woven construction in which the warp yarns work in pairs and are crossed out of position before and after interlacing with the filling yarn. This means that the warp yarns effectively wrap around the filling yarn; almost making little figure eights around them. What this means for the resulting fabric is that it can be a quite open fabric, but still relatively stable. Specialty fabric applications for leno woven fabrics would include some shade cloths and truck cover fabrics, fruit bags, and gauze for wound care.