The simplest, most important and most used of all of the A hundreds of weaves used in making textile cloths. Eighty percent of all cloth made each year is made on this simple construction. There is only one plain weave, and it gives a checkerboard appearance. It is made, and repeats, on two warp ends and two filling picks, and is read as up and down. There are one raiser and one sinker, painted and unpainted block, on each warp thread in the repeat of the weave.