In northern Mexico net-work, rude lace-work in twine, are followed farther south, where finer material existed, by figured weaving of most intricate type and pattern; warps were crossed and wrapped, wefts were omitted and texture changed, so as to produce marvellous effects upon the surface.
The tendency to spin finer counts has been to some extent counteracted by the development of the flannelette trade, for which heavy wefts are used, and there has been again a tendency lately to use "condensor" or waste wefts, which has worked to the disadvantage of the spinners of the regular coarse counts spun at Royton and elsewhere.
Now, however, Mexicans are often made with lighter wefts, though the name is usually applied to the better class of cloths of the particular character.
Dowrah is a strong, harsh and low quality fibre, and is used principally for heavy wefts.
Devon produced serges or " long ells ", unusually long cloths with combed wool warps and carded wool wefts in a twill weave.