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What is "Reed" - Definition & Explanation

A device consisting of several wires closely set which separate warp threads in a loom. The reed determines the spacing of the warp threads, guides the weft carrying device, and beats up the weft against the fell of the cloth.
Frame in front of harnesses separating warp andswinging forward.
A comblike device on a loom that battens or bangs the filling yarn hard against the woven cloth after each movement of the shuttle to tighten the weave.
The fibre bundle coming out from one jute plant after retting and held together due to the meshly structure of the bundle.
A toothed, comb-like part of a LOOM. Its function is to hold the strands of longitudinal yarn (WARP) in alignment between its teeth and also to push each transverse thread (PICK) tight against the rest as the cloth is woven.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Named after it's city of origin in France. It is identified by its raised woven pattern. This double-faced textile has a quilted appearance that is very elegant. Usually found in white, but other...
Two series of pairs of chips that show increasing contrast within pairs, and are used visually for comparing the differences in colour of textile specimens or the degrees of staining of transfer...

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