Identify the machine, and explain how can it help us?"

The picture shows a loom.

A loom is a mechanism or tool used for weaving yarn and thread into textiles. Looms vary in sizes. There are different types of weaving looms and these include handloom, frame loom and backstrap loom.

  • 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.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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