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If you have noticed that handmade rugs have threads that go the entire length of the rug, these are called the warp which is used to keep the rug tight. The horizontal threads are called the weft. With these types of rugs is the material that you see that is strand through the wrap.
The operator uses a shuttle device to pull weft, the material, through the warp threads. When the weft thread reaches the other side of the warp threads, you have just completed a line of the woven cloth on the rug.
With a loom the weaving process increases the convenience and holding the threads in place. The operator does not have to keep pressure on the material to hold it in place. With every back and forth of the beam tightens the material. Since the wrap threads are secured to the wood frame, the worker can control the tightness and the design of the rug. The completed part of the rug is wrapped around the Wrap Roller.
If you ever want to see some amazing work, watch an Amish woman operate a loom. For those who are wondering, I asked the Amish women we buy our rugs from and they said they have only seen a few Amish men operate one of these machines. Well they saw me attempt it & it was not pretty. We hoped you have enjoyed this blog, Please Comment.
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