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Weaving

Weaving is a method
of fabric production in
which two distinct sets
of yarns or threads are
interlaced at right
angles to form a fabric
or cloth. The other
methods are knitting,
lace making, felting, and
braiding or plaiting. 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".[1])
The method in which
these threads are inter
woven affects the
characteristics of the
cloth.[2]
Cloth is usually woven
on a loom, a device that
holds the warp threads
in place while filling
threads are woven
through them. A fabric
band which meets this
definition of cloth (warp
threads with a weft
thread winding
between) can also be
made using other
methods, including
tablet weaving, back-
strap, or other
techniques without
looms.[3]
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.[4]
Woven cloth can be plain
(in one colour or a
simple pattern), or can
be woven in decorative
or artistic designs.


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