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There are several types of weaving:
 
There are several types of weaving:
* [[Tablet weaving]]
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* [[band weaving]] (including [[Tablet weaving]]) making narrow ribbons of woven material
 
* [[Loom]] weaving
 
* [[Loom]] weaving
 
* Various [[braiding technique]]s
 
* Various [[braiding technique]]s
* [[Naalbinding]] (can vaguely fall under the term of "weaving" though also is like [[knitting]])
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* [[Naalbinding]] (more of a [[needle lace]] than true "weaving", though also looks a lot like [[knitting]] and was commonly mistaken for it at one time)
 
* Various [[knotting technique]]s
 
* Various [[knotting technique]]s
 
* Various [[lace technique]]s
 
* Various [[lace technique]]s
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* [[Sprang]]
   
In short, any technique that takes threads and entangles them in a more-or-less orderly fashion so that you end up with a solid piece of fabric or braid.
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In short, weaving is any technique that takes threads and entangles them in a more-or-less orderly fashion so that you end up with a solid piece of fabric or braid.
   
 
In the most common form, weaving is performed on a [[loom]] which holds several threads in place (called the [[warp thread]]s) while the weaver passes another thread back-and-forth, lacing these threads in place (this other thread being called the [[weft thread]]).
 
In the most common form, weaving is performed on a [[loom]] which holds several threads in place (called the [[warp thread]]s) while the weaver passes another thread back-and-forth, lacing these threads in place (this other thread being called the [[weft thread]]).
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In [[period]], early [[wheel-spun]] techniques for [[spinning]] thread made a softer, less strong type of thread than the traditional [[whorl-spun]] thread. The wheel-spun threads were actually illegal to use in the warp-thread as they were considered too weak - especially where the cloth/braid was to carry weight. Whorl-spun thread was thus used for quite a long time after [[spinning wheels]] were invented and put to use.
 
In [[period]], early [[wheel-spun]] techniques for [[spinning]] thread made a softer, less strong type of thread than the traditional [[whorl-spun]] thread. The wheel-spun threads were actually illegal to use in the warp-thread as they were considered too weak - especially where the cloth/braid was to carry weight. Whorl-spun thread was thus used for quite a long time after [[spinning wheels]] were invented and put to use.
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The pattern or colour of the finished (woven) fabric depends on the weights, colours, patterns and methods used for the weaving itself and is highly dependant on which style of weaving is done (eg the list at the top of this page).
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[[category:Fibre Arts]][[Category:weaving]]

Latest revision as of 22:12, 2 November 2005

Weaving is taking separate threads and combining them to make fabrics or braid (woven or knotted cords).

There are several types of weaving:

In short, weaving is any technique that takes threads and entangles them in a more-or-less orderly fashion so that you end up with a solid piece of fabric or braid.

In the most common form, weaving is performed on a loom which holds several threads in place (called the warp threads) while the weaver passes another thread back-and-forth, lacing these threads in place (this other thread being called the weft thread).

The warp threads generally form the stengthening shape for the cloth/braid, while the weft thread basically holds them into the shape they are held into while on the loom - so that once the cloth is removed from the loom, it retains its shape.

In period, early wheel-spun techniques for spinning thread made a softer, less strong type of thread than the traditional whorl-spun thread. The wheel-spun threads were actually illegal to use in the warp-thread as they were considered too weak - especially where the cloth/braid was to carry weight. Whorl-spun thread was thus used for quite a long time after spinning wheels were invented and put to use.

The pattern or colour of the finished (woven) fabric depends on the weights, colours, patterns and methods used for the weaving itself and is highly dependant on which style of weaving is done (eg the list at the top of this page).