Most weaving is done with two elements--
but, with triaxial you use three elements, at 60* angle.
You can use two colors or as in this sample three colors or just one color
This is one of my prize possessions--copyrighted in 1984, self-published by Shereen. There was a period of time, I taught this interesting weave at guilds, workshops and conferences.
Fortunately, there is a new publication Hex Weave and Mad Weave by Elizabeth Harris and Charlene St. John.
Here is a photo of the back of one of my indigo dyed silk vests, using stripes of silk fabric
The variation in the fabric gives unique texture
The front panels I used ribbon and you can see how different placement gives you different looks
Now we have the accessibility of the internet that leads us to instruction of 'mad weave' and understanding of the uses of 3D weaves. Just type in triaxial weave--you can even WATCH and learn! We can thank Shereen for the research on this topic and her love of weaving baskets.