• Weft March 28, 2017


    In weaving the weft or woof is the term for the yarn which is drawn through the warp yarns to create cloth. A single thread of the weft, crossing the warp, is called a pick. Terms do vary, for instance in North America, the weft is sometimes referred to as the fill or the filling yarn.

    The weft is a thread or yarn of spun fiber. The original fiber was wool, flax or cotton. Nowadays man-made fibers are used in weaving. Because the weft does not have to be stretched on a loom in the way that the warp is, it can generally be less strong.
    The weft is threaded through the warp using a shuttle, air jets or rapier grippers. Hand looms were the original weaver's tool, with the shuttle being threaded through alternately raised warps by hand. Inventions during the 18th century spurred the Industrial Revolution. The picking stick and the flying shuttle (John Kay, 1733) speeding up production of cloth. The power loom patented by Edmund Cartwright in 1785 allowed sixty picks per minute.


March 2017
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February 27, 2017

Millinery

February 28, 2017

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova

March 1, 2017

Esther Cañadas born in 1977

Barathea

March 2, 2017

Elizabeth Jagger born 1984

March 3, 2017

Rib-Transfer Stitch (weft knitting)

March 4, 2017

Keds

March 5, 2017

Niki Taylor born 1977

March 6, 2017

Bobbin

March 7, 2017

The Worshipful Company of Drapers

March 8, 2017

Macclesfield Silk Museum Heritage Centre

March 9, 2017

Cruise Collection

March 10, 2017

Eva Herzigová born 1973

March 11, 2017

Fashion Buyer

March 12, 2017

Court Shoe

March 13, 2017

Spandex

March 14, 2017

Eli Whitney granted patent on Cotton Gin 1794

March 15, 2017

Penny Lancaster-Stewart born 1971

March 16, 2017

Gloves

March 17, 2017

Lee Alexander McQueen born 1969

March 18, 2017

Airbag

March 19, 2017

Nadja Auermann born 1971

March 20, 2017

Cross-stitch

March 21, 2017

AATCC

March 22, 2017

Carrie Donovan born 1926

March 23, 2017

Kenneth Cole born 1954

March 24, 2017

William Morris 1834

March 25, 2017

Tatjana Patitz born 1966

March 26, 2017

Plaited Stitch knitting

March 27, 2017

Talisa Soto born 1967

March 28, 2017

Weft

March 29, 2017

Elle Macpherson born 1964

March 30, 2017

Richard G. J. Hutten born 1967

March 31, 2017

Lampas

April 1, 2017

Milano knit

April 2, 2017

Richard Cobden dies in 1865