Floor Looms

The long history of weaving and the innovation of looms has ultimately led to the development of the floor loom. The floor loom uses a pulley and lever system and allows the weaver to continuously weave threads without interruption.


 

   
Elements of a foot-treadle floor loom
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  1. Wood frame
  2. Seat for weaver
  3. Warp beam- let off
  4. Warp threads
  5. Back beam or platen
  6. Rods – used to make a shed
  7. Heddle frame - heald frame - harness
  8. Heddle- heald - the eye
  9. Shuttle with weft yarn
  10. Shed
  11. Completed fabric
  12. Breast beam
  13. Batten with reed comb
  14. Batten adjustment
  15. Lathe
  16. Treadles
  17. Cloth roll- takeup