What is the difference between spinning and weaving? 


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

2. 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'.

3. A Charkha or "spinning wheel" is a device for spinning thread or yarn from fibres.It was both a tool and a symbol during the Indian independence movement. It is a small, portable, hand-cranked wheel, is ideal for spinning cotton and other fine, short-staple fibres, though it can be used to spin other fibres as well.


1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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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