Weaving is a craft in which two different pieces of yarn or string or interlaced to make fabric. The threads that run leangth wise are held under tension are called warp. The threads that run from side to side and aren't held under tension are called weft. Weaving is done on a loom, the main job of which is to hold the warp under tension and insert weft yarn in it.

Woven sheet

Course Outline edit

1.Weaving Preparatory Process

2.Chronological Development of looms

3.Objectives & Classification of Shedding

4.Tappet Shedding

5.Dobby Shedding

6.Jacquard Shedding



9.Take up & Take off mechanism

10.Autometic Conventional Weaving

Blanket Weavers edit

A Navajo Blanket Weaver is shown actively weaving. Credit: Unknown.{{free media}}

In the image on the right, the weaver is feeding fabric yarn through the loom.

Thermals edit

Navajo woman's fancy manta, wool, ca. 1850-1865, worn as a blanket or a wrap-around dress. Credit: Arizona State Museum.

Def. a "heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting"[1] is called a blanket.

The blanket on the left is a Navajo woman's fancy manta, wool, ca. 1850-1865, worn as a blanket or a wrap-around dress.[2]

19th Century edit

A Navajo blanket was made circa 1880. Credit: Unknown Navajo weaver, pre-1889.

"This blanket [in the image centered] was woven at the end of the "wearing blanket era," just as the railroad came into the Southwest in 1881. The heavier handspun yarns and synthetic dyes are typical of pieces made during the transition from blanket weaving to rug weaving."-Ann Hedlund, Arizona State Museum.

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References edit

  1. Equinox (9 September 2013). blanket. San Francisco, California: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/blanket. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  2. Blanket Details 2006. http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/navajoweave/historic/blankets/e-2859_dtl.shtml. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 

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