- Warp threads are those which run up and down the length of a piece of textile, weft threads are those that run across the weave at right angles to the warp.
- The pile is formed by knots, which are tied round the warp threads, and held in place by the weft, which is passed back and forth and beaten down securely.
- Linen was used for the warp and cotton for the weft.
- Aubusson tapestries are flat woven, the patterns carried by the weft rather than the pile.
- Other threads gradually interwove into the weft of her designs.
- By varying the colours of the weft the weaver creates a pattern or figurative image, generally copied from a full-scale design known as the cartoon.
- You also want to look at the weft to make sure it's stitched properly.
- The children's tiny fingers are perfect for manipulating the weft items through the warp strings.
- Chinese hand-loom weavers often used strong machine-made yarn for the warp and home-spun for the weft, a practice typical of the early stages of industrialization.
- A tapestry is, by definition, a flat-woven cloth that uses discontinuous weft threads to create images.