weaving

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weaving

Weaving

Loom - a frame ( or machine) upon which weaving is done. Warp - vertical threads which form the base of a weaving. To "warp" means to string thread onto a loom. Weft - the horizontal threads which are woven across the warp. Branches or grasses woven horizontally are also weft. Heddle - structure used to guide warp threads in a loom. stick. In these spaces, we can weave grasses, branches or string. Selvedge - (selvage) the edge on either side of a woven fabric so finished as to prevent raveling. Beat in - to push the new row of weft against the previously woven row. Beater - stick, fork or comb used to tightly pack the weft threads. Shed - a space created between the warp threads and those lifted by the shed stick.


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