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Weaving Gallery

 Weaving is one of the primary methods of textile production and it involves interlinking a set of vertical threads with a set of horizontal threads. The set of vertical threads are known as warp and the set of horizontal threads are known as weft. 

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The Industrial Revolution saw a number of  inventions such as the Flying Shuttle (1733), which allowed wider cloth to be woven at a faster speed than previously possible, the Spinning Jenny (1765), which increased the number of threads a single machine could spin from six to eighty, and the Water Frame (1769), which used water as a source of power while producing a better thread than the Spinning Jenny. Crompton’s Spinning Mule, developed in 1779, built upon these ideas by combining the most positive aspects of the Spinning Jenny and the Water Frame to produce the best spinning results of the age

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Steps Involved During Weaving Operation

Selection of yarn for warp and weft purposes.

  • Sizing

  • Winding

  • Spool winding (for warp)

  • Pirn winding (for weft)

  • Preparatory Processes for Sectional Warping

  • Creeling

  • Hecking

  • Denting in section guide reed

  • Leasing

  • Warping on horizontal drum warping machine

  • Beaming

  • Drafting arrangement

  • Denting

  • Gait-up the loom

  • Tie up the loom

  • Weaving

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