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basketweave a form of weaving using two or more strands in the warp and weft.
broadloom woven on a wide loom; (noun) a broadloom carpet.
charka (Urdu) a spinning wheel used in Indian households for spinning cotton.
charkha (Urdu) a spinning wheel used in Indian households for spinning cotton.
handloom a manually operated loom.
handwoven woven by hand.
heald (Obs.) to heel, incline on one side.
heddle one of a set of parallel wires in a loom to separate and guide warp threads and make a path for the shuttle; (verb) to draw through heddle eyes.
interweave to weave together.
interweaver one who interweaves.
inweave to weave in, interweave.
overshot a type of fabric weave.
reweave to weave again.
sleided (Shakesp.) apparently, an irregular form of sleaved.
sley a weaver's reed.
slub to twist fibre after carding to prepare it for spinning.
slubb a lump in yarn (verb) to twist fibre after carding to prepare it for spinning
spinner one that spins.
spinnery a spinning factory or establishment.
stevengraph a silk picture woven in colours.
stockinger a stocking weaver.
tapstry a taproom in a public house.
textorial (Arch.) of or pertaining to weaving.
wabster (Scots) a weaver.
weave to form by interlacing threads.
webster (Obs.) a weaver.
weft the threads woven into and crossing the warp; (verb) to form a weft.
weftage texture.
wharve a disc on the lower part of a spindle serving as a flywheel.
wherve a disc on the lower part of a spindle serving as a flywheel.
windle an appliance for winding yarn; (verb) to wind yarn on this.
winnle (Scots) an appliance for winding yarn.
woofy dense in texture.