Weben: Die 25 wichtigsten Begriffe für angehende Weber erklärt!

Weaving: The 25 most important terms for aspiring weavers explained!

Are you ready to dive into the wonderful world of weaving? Before you get started with your loom, let's get to know some of the most important terms you'll come across along the way.

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Whether you're a beginner or an experienced weaver, these terms are essential to understanding weaving and successfully creating your own weaving projects. So, grab your yarn and let's get started!

1. Loom (also: weaving device) : A loom is the tool that weavers use to weave fabrics. There are different types of looms, such as the hand loom or the dobby loom.

2. Warp : The longer, stronger threads that are stretched lengthwise on the loom form the warp. They form the basis for weaving.

3. Weft : The threads that are woven across the warp are called weft. They run horizontally and are pulled through the warp using a weaving shuttle or other method.

4. Weaving width : The weaving width refers to the width of the woven fabric, which is limited by the width of the loom.

5. Warp thread : Single thread of the warp that is crossed with the weft during weaving.

6. Weaving comb : A tool used to pull the weft tightly and press the weaving threads closely together.

7. Weaving weight : A weight attached to the weft line to keep the weft taut.

8. Shafts : The shafts are frames in which the warp threads are arranged. When the shafts are raised or lowered, different patterns are created.

9. Pedal (also: weaving pedal) : A pedal used by the weaver to raise or lower the shafts.

10. Weaving chart (also: pattern card : A card or pattern sheet showing the pattern for the weaving process. It is used to control the order of the shafts and the course of the warp threads.

11. Selvage : The outer edges of the woven fabric formed by the warp.

12. Weaving Knot : A knot used to secure the ends of the warp before weaving begins.

13. Plain weave (also: twill weave) : A basic weaving style in which warp and weft threads are alternately crossed over and under.

14. Jacquard loom : A loom that can create complex patterns by controlling each warp thread individually.

15. Selvedge : A special edge that prevents the fabric from fraying during weaving.

16. Warp count per inch : The number of warp threads stretched per inch on the loom.

17. Weft density : The number of weft threads woven horizontally per inch.

18. Herringbone weaving : A special pattern in which the warp and weft threads run diagonally to create a zigzag pattern.

19. Threader : A tool used to pass the weft thread through the warp threads.

20. Bobbin : A device on which the yarn is wound before being inserted into the loom.

21. Woven fabric : The finished product of weaving, consisting of warp and weft.

22. Warp tensioning : The process of tensioning the warp threads on the loom to make them ready for weaving.

23. Single-shaft weaving : A simple weaving process that uses only one weft thread.

24. Multi-shaft weaving : A more complex weaving process that uses multiple weft threads of different colors or patterns.

25. Weaving Project : An individual weaving project carried out from start to finish to produce a specific woven piece.

Those were the 25 most important weaving terms! I hope this brief explanation helped you understand weaving better and unleash your own creativity in weaving. There are so many cool projects you can try, so grab your loom and get started!

Have fun weaving!

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