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Types of Looms

Back Strap Loom
Back Strap Loom

Circular looms. A circular loom is used to create a seamless tube of fabric for products such as hosiery, sacks, clothing, fabric hose (such as fire hose) and the like. Circular looms can be small jigs used for Circular knitting or large high-speed machines for modern garments.

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Drawloom
Drawloom

A drawloom is made by adding a drawloom bridge on to the top of a floor loom. A loom extension is added to the back of the loom to increase the depth of the loom. The shafts on the loom make the first harness of shafts.

Flying Shuttle
Flying Shuttle

The flying shuttle was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. It allowed a single weaver to weave much wider fabrics, and it could be mechanized, allowing for automatic machine looms.

Handloom
Handloom

A hand loom, or handloom, is any loom that is manually operated, unlike motorized or electrically powered looms. It is an apparatus on which weavers create fabric by interlacing the warp and weft threads.

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Haute-Lisse and Basse-Lisse Looms
Haute-Lisse and Basse-Lisse Looms

Haute Lisse and Basse Lisse Looms These are generally employed for knitting conventional tapestry. Haute lisse has the yarn or thread hung straight up between 2 spools.

Ribbon Weaving
Ribbon Weaving

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Traditional Looms
Traditional Looms

Both are floor looms in which every warp thread on the loom is attached to a single shaft using the heddle (see the “parts” definition above!). Each shaft controls a set of threads. Raising or lowering several shafts at the same time gives a huge variety of possible sheds (gaps) through which the shuttle containing the weft thread can be thrown.

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Warp-Weighted Loom
Warp-Weighted Loom

The warp-weighted loom is a simple and ancient form of loom in which the warp yarns hang freely from a bar supported by upright poles which can be placed at a convenient slant against a wall. Bundles of warp threads are tied to hanging weights called loom weights which keep the threads taut.