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Welcome to the Weaving Glossary! Weaving is like learning another language. Old, historic terms, and influences from other countries all factor into the world of weaving words.
A cloth that contains a set of color stripes in the wrap that are crossed by the same set of color strupes in the weft.
A loom that sits on the floor
A device that comes in a range of sizes and shapes, it supports the weaving process by holding the warp yarns in place and (depending on the loom) separates the weft yarns in order to create fabric.
A loom that sits on a table.
Typically a wooden rectangular frame with pegs sticking out of it. It is used for measuring the warp yarns of a project.
Made from a plant, cotton yarn comes in a variety of sizes and colors. It's sturdiness and texture make it a favorite among weavers for items like towels and more.
Spun from a variety of animals, wool is wonderful for its warmth and texture.
The simplest version of weaving, just over/under/over/under (like a potholder).
A geometric weave pattern with distinctive ridges that solely highlight the warp yarns.
A weave pattern with a distinctive diagonal element included.
A weave structure refers to the formula used in creating a pattern in your handwoven fabric.
Moving the beater bar forward and back without placing a new weft yarn, typically done right after forwarding the project.
The process of measuring and organizing the warp yarns in the loom in preparation for weaving.
One throw of the weft yarn
The yarns that run through the loom and are under tension.
The craft or action of forming fabric by interlacing threads.
The yarns that run opposite to the warp and are usually in a shuttle.
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