Plaid is one of the most widely varied patterns in the world. And, one of the oldest. Let’s take a closer look at this intricate pattern.
In the world of textiles, the simplest cloth uses a single color of thread in both the warp and the weft of a loom. A more complex textile introduces a second color to either the warp or the weft, creating a colored stripe. Gaining in complexity is a textile where the warp introduces a colored stripe, and the weft introduces another colored stripe.
This alternating, overlapping pattern is what we call …