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Advancing the warp

Releasing the pawl on the ratchet on the warp beam and winding some of the woven cloth onto the cloth beam

Balanced Weave

A fabric with the same number of wefts per inch as warps per inch.

Back Beam

The beam at the rear and full width of a weaving loom onto which the warp has been wound and from which the warp is subsequently taken to be woven.

Boat Shuttle

Boat Shuttles make the passing of the weft faster and smoother than a stick shuttle. Boat shuttles are used with bobbins Boat shuttles generally have a slight upward or forward curve, to facilitate entry into and exit out of the shed

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Cardboard Warp Sticks

The cardboard warp sticks separate the yarns and keeps the tension even.

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Reed

The reed has eyes and slots that the warp threads pass through to create the weaving shed. The reed is also used as a beater to push the rows of weaving into place.

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Shed

The shed is the opening formed in the warp, through which the shuttle passes.

Threading Hook

The threading hook helps pull yarn through the reed.

Warp

The threads that run the length (of the fabric) on the loom and interlaced with weft to form the fabric

Warping

The preparation of a number of threads (ends) which are arranged in order, number and width, parallel to each other and wound on the back beam on the loom.

Weavers Knot

The smallest knot which allows a weaver to repair a broken warp end or two pieces of weft thread. This type of knot lies flat on of the surface of the finished cloth and requires minimal attention.

Weft

Threads which are woven crosswise to the warp to form the web. Shuttles are used to enable this process

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