A wire in a loom reed. The number of dents per inch in a standard width indicates the warp count of the fabric.


A mechanical part of some looms that controls the harnesses to permit the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of cam or simple looms and too limited to be produced economically by a Jacquard loom.

Direct Warping

The transference of yarn from a package creel directly on to a beam.