Weaving How do we weave?
Weaving throughout History The origin and development of woven cloth is closely tied to the history of mankind. Thousands of years ago we developed the skills necessary to turn the raw materials around us into cloth for clothing and shelter. Weaving, the lacing together of threads and yarns to form cloth has developed over thousands of years of discovery and experimentation. Coarse fabric, made from grasses and leaves, was the first step toward the development of the textiles we use today.
Different types of Weave Weaving was probably invented much later than spinning, around 6000 BC, in West Asia. At first people just wove narrow bands with their fingers, and it was only later that they began to use looms.
Different types of Weave Common Fabrics: Cotton calicos, cheesecloth, gingham, percale, voile Common Uses: Draperies, tablecloths, upholstery Common Fabrics: Denim, gabardine, serge, tweedCommon Uses: Upholstery, comforters, pillows Common Fabrics: Satin, satin-weave fabrics out of fabrics such as cotton. Common Uses: Draperies, quilts