What is weaving?


Weaving is a method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. The other methods are knitting, lace making, felting, and braiding or plaiting. The longitudinal threads are called the warp and the lateral threads are the weft or filling. (Weft or woof is an old English word meaning "that which is woven".) The method in which these threads are inter woven affects the characteristics of the cloth.

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Some articles on weaving:

Lampung - Textile
... the 1920s, Lampung had a rich and varied weaving tradition ... Lampung weaving used a supplementary weft technique which enabled coloured silk or cotton threads to be superimposed on a plainer cotton background ... Weaving technologies were spread throughout Lampung ...
Weaving - Other Cultures - Amazonia
... The post-diluvial creation myth accords women’s weaving knowledge a pivotal role in Urarina social reproduction ...
Samara Weaving - Career
... Weaving played Kirsten Mulroney in the 2008 TV series Out of the Blue, which was commissioned by the BBC ... In 2009, Weaving began appearing in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, playing Indigo Walker ... During the 2009 season, Weaving had a recurring role on the show the following year, she returned to the show joining the cast in a main role ...
Banig - History - A Tradition Lives On
... Mat weaving is an old cottage industry of Basey, with many of its villages engaged in the craft ... In Barangay Bacubac, some three kilometers northwest of the town proper, old women spend the day weaving banig inside their nipa huts, while their husbands prepare the tikog. 20 kilometers from the town proper, some of the womenfolk spend the day weaving mats under a canopy-like stone formation ...
Lauhala - Weaving
... and arduous process to prepare the leaves for weaving, the final products are works of art with a pleasing earthy feel ...

More definitions of "weaving":

  • (noun): Creating fabric.

Famous quotes containing the word weaving:

    If anyone should want to know my name, I am called Leah. And I spend all my time weaving garlands of flowers with my fair hands, to please me when I stand before the mirror; my sister Rachel sits all the day long before her own, and never moves away. She loves to contemplate her lovely eyes; I love to use my hands to adorn myself: her joy is in reflection, mine in act.
    Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)

    The Tragi-Comedy, which is the Product of the English Theatre, is one of the most monstrous Inventions that ever entered into a Poet’s Thoughts. An Author might as well think of weaving the Adventures of Aeneas and Hudibras into one Poem, as of writing such a motly [sic] Piece of Mirth and Sorrow.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    Anthropologists have found that around the world whatever is considered “men’s work” is almost universally given higher status than “women’s work.” If in one culture it is men who build houses and women who make baskets, then that culture will see house-building as more important. In another culture, perhaps right next door, the reverse may be true, and basket- weaving will have higher social status than house-building.
    —Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen. Excerpted from, Gender Grace: Love, Work, and Parenting in a Changing World (1990)