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low warp loom click to hear : low warp loom

Loom on which the warp threads are arranged horizontally.
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head roller heddles ratchet wheel ratchet warp roller handle warp back beam beater handtree harness upright release treadle take-up handle treadle treadle cord crosspiece lam cloth roller weft beater sley breast beam beater crossbeam reed harnesses post frame

head roller click to hear : head roller

Horizontal bar used to suspend the intermediate rollers supporting the harnesses, according to the setup of the loom.

heddles click to hear : heddles

Metal wires attached to the harnesses; they contain eyes through which the warp threads pass.

ratchet wheel click to hear : ratchet wheel

Device used to control the winding tension of the fabric and the warp threads.

ratchet click to hear : ratchet

Movable part used to block the ratchet wheel.

warp roller click to hear : warp roller

Roller on which the warp thread is wound.

handle click to hear : handle

Part that controls the warp roller when the loom is set up.

warp click to hear : warp

Evenly spaced parallel threads arranged lengthwise along the fabric.

back beam click to hear : back beam

Crosspiece over which the warp threads turn to keep them horizontal.

beater handtree click to hear : beater handtree

Upper crosspiece of the beater; it is used as a handle to move the reed.

harness click to hear : harness

Adjustable wooden frame to which the heddles are attached; it raises the warp thread to create a space for the weft thread to pass through.

upright click to hear : upright

Beam that supports the head roller.

release treadle click to hear : release treadle

Part that controls the unwinding of the warp threads so they remain taut during weaving.

take-up handle click to hear : take-up handle

Lever that controls the cloth roller to maintain the fabric’s winding tension.

treadle click to hear : treadle

Lever that controls the harnesses.

treadle cord click to hear : treadle cord

Cord connecting the treadle to the lam.

crosspiece click to hear : crosspiece

Wooden beam that maintains the two posts at an equal distance.

lam click to hear : lam

Lever that transfers the movement of the treadle to the harnesses.

cloth roller click to hear : cloth roller

Roller on which the fabric is wound.

weft click to hear : weft

Threads woven across the warp thread, along the width direction of the fabric.

beater sley click to hear : beater sley

The lower crosspiece of the beater.

breast beam click to hear : breast beam

Crosspiece over which the woven yarn passes before it is wound onto the cloth roller.

beater click to hear : beater

Articulated frame that supports the reed and moves it to push the last weft thread.

crossbeam click to hear : crossbeam

Horizontal piece of the frame.

reed click to hear : reed

Comb imbedded in the beater; it is used to separate the warp threads and push the last weft thread against the yarn already woven.

harnesses click to hear : harnesses

Series of blades used to guide the interlacing of warp and weft threads, based on the chosen design.

post click to hear : post

The vertical part of the frame.

frame click to hear : frame

Wooden structure consisting of the loom’s stationary parts.