Weaving Loom

History of Weaving

Learn more about the history of weaving—from the first use of a hand-operated loom to the invention of the shuttle to steam-powered looms.

Weaving Shuttles

Weaving Basics

Get a high-level look at the basics of weaving, including its history and the basic actions of interlacing yarn to form a woven textile.

Weaving Factory

Motions of the Weaving Loom

Learn about basic functions of the weaving loom—from shedding and filling insertion to beat-up and warp control.

Designing Wovens

Designing Wovens

Take a look at what goes into designing woven textiles, from conception to creation, including technical design and design implications.

Plain Weave

Plain Weaves

The plain weave is the oldest, simplest, and most often used woven structure. Learn more about plain weaves and plain weave variations.

Twill Weaves

Twill Weaves

Twill fabrics have diagonal lines on the cloth face formed by floating warp yarns over filling yarns. Learn more about twill weaves and twill weaves.

Satin Weave

Satin Weaves

Satin weaves have a soft, smooth, and lustrous face with no appearance of pattern formation. Learn more about satin weaves and satin weave variations.

Jacquard Weave

Jacquard Weave

Jacquard is a patterned fabric produced on a weaving loom. Learn more about the jacquard weave.

Pile Weave Velvet

Pile Weaves

Pile fabric has yarns intentionally protruding from the surface of the cloth in loops. Learn about the pile weaves corduroy, velvet, and velveteen.


Dobby Weave

Fabric made on a dobby loom allows weaves to be created using small geometric patterns. Learn about the dobby loom and dobby fabric.

Specialty Weave Beford Cord

Specialty Weaves

Learn about the specialty weaves Bedford cord, crepe, and piqué