Weaving – a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.
- The longitudinal threads are called the warp and the lateral threads are the weft or filling. (Weft or woof is an old English word meaning “that which is woven”.
The method in which these threads are inter-woven affects the characteristics of the cloth. The way the warp and filling threads interlace with each other is called the weave. The majority of woven products are created with one of three basic weaves: plain weave, satin weave, or twill. Woven cloth can be plain (in one colour or a simple pattern), or can be woven in decorative or artistic design.
Cloth is usually woven on a loom, a device that holds the warp threads in place while filling threads are woven through them.
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Automation of weaving had a huge impact on society. Now cloth could be produced in large quantities, so it was much cheaper to produce and became widely available and
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