Images and Text by courtesy of Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Burnley
Plain Lacashire Loom
Weaving is the combination of the warp and weft yarns, which interlace with each other to produce cloth.
On this type of loom alternate warp threads or ends are lifted while the shuttle carrying the weft thread is thrown through the warp.
The sley that holds the reed then moves forward to beat the newly inserted weft thread into the body of the cloth