How to differentiate between weaving, yarn, spinning?


A loom is used to organize and hold the yarns of a woven project. Two sets of yarn are interlocked in the weaving process- the yarn used to keep the structure of the woven piece and the yarn used to decorate.

A set of yarn is vertically wrapped around the loom and it remains in place during the entire weaving process. It gives the structure to the woven project. It is called the warp. The warp is later removed off the loom when the woven project is finished.

The second set of yarns run horizontally in between the warp yarns. These yarns are called the weft. 

The weft yarns are used to form patterns with colours, shapes, and textures.


Yarn can be made from fibre by the process called Spinning. From the mass of cotton, fibres are drawn and twisted which brings together the fibres to form a yarn. It is necessary to spin the fibre because when fibres are spun, they form a coherent whole. It keeps them together as a whole fabric.


In the process of making Fibre to Fabric, the Fibres are first converted into yarn by the process of spinning.

 In the process of spinning, fibres from a mass of cotton (or wool, silk, etc.) are drawn out and twisted. This brings the tiny fibres together to form a long and twisted thread called 'yarn'.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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