Here are a few simple definitions to help you
understand the weaving terms I have used on this website. If
you have more questions, drop me an e-mail.
Handwoven - There are
many items sold as 'handwoven'. The American Heritage
Dictionary defines 'Handwoven' as: Woven on a hand-operated
Three-Ply - Yarn made
from three strands of twisted fiber.
Two-Ply - Yarn made
from two strands of twisted fiber. Most yarn is 2-ply.
Warp - The warp thread or
yarn is set up on the loom as the base for the cloth to be made.
They are threaded through the beater and the heddles in the
Weft - The weft thread or
yarn is usually wound on a bobbin and a shuttle is used to pass it
back and forth through the warp.