Plain face Bedford cord weaves:
These weaves are constructed on a plain base in which four plain ends are arranged in pairs in-between the cord ends(face end ). The cord width may be adjusted by varying the number of face ends. Different cord widths are achieved by varying the number of face ends in the repeat. Usually, the 20s to 30s counts are used in warp and weft.
Method of construction:
The plain face Bedford cord weave is constructed in the below steps:
1- To decide the cord width and calculate the number of ends in the cord according to ends per inch used in the fabric.
2- To take four extra plain ends.
3- To mark first plain ends.
4- To include the plain weave 1/1.
5-To indicate the lift for face end on the first pair of picks in the first cord and lifts for face end on the second pair in the second pair.
6-To complete the plain weave on the face ends
Simple Bedford cord weave:
Example - 1
Example - 2
Plain face Bedford cord weave with the alternate pick: