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Box loom (weave)

Box loom weave is a term used to describe a specific loom using two or more shuttles for weaving fabrics with filling yarns that differ in fibre type, colour, twist, yarn size or level.

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Heddles

Heddles are steel wires, or thin flat steel strips held by the frame, with a loop or eye in the centre through which one or more warp yarns pass on the loom so that the thread movement is controllable in weaving.

Rapier Looms

Rapier Looms

The rapier type conveys a pick of weft from a stationary package through the shed by means of either a single rapier or a pair of rapiers. Rapiers are either rigid rods or flexible steel tapes, which are straight when in the shed but on withdrawal are wound onto a wheel, in order to save floor space. Read more..