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What is "Warp" - Definition & Explanation

In weaving a chair seat, the initial strands wrapped around the front and rear rungs.
In weaving, the warp is the set of lengthwise yarns through which the weft is woven. Each individual warp thread in a fabric is called a warp end. Warp means "that which is thrown across". Warp is spun fibre, originally made from wool or flax, but with modern industrialization it became possible to make cotton yarn of sufficient strength to be used as the warp. Later, artificial or man-made fibres such as nylon or rayon were employed.
Woven threads/yarn in a fabric which run the length of the fabric, see also woof
In all woven fabrics, this is the set of yarn running lengthwise - machine direction - parallel to the selvage and interwoven with the filling. It is the set of yarns wound together on a beam for the purpose of weaving or warp knitting.
Yarns place on a warp beam and entered into a loom.
Yarns which run along the length of a fabric.
In woven fabric, the yarns that run lengthwise and is interwoven with the fill (weft) yarns.
The warp is the set of lengthwise threads attached to a loom before weaving begins, and through which the weft is woven.
Lengthwise yarns found in all woven fabrics. The warp is stronger and denser than the weft (crosswise) yarns.
The yarns which run vertically or lengthwise in woven goods.
Yarn running lengthwise in woven fabric parallel to selvedges.
a) Threads lengthways in a fabric as woven.
b) A number of threads in long lengths and approximately parallel, which may be in various forms intended for weaving, knitting, doubling, sizing, dyeing or lace-making.
A lengthwise yarn found in all woven fabrics. The warp is stronger and denser than the weft (crosswise) yarns.
The warp is the set of lengthwise threads attached to a loom before weaving begins. Each individual warp thread in a fabric is called a warp end. Warp means "that which is thrown across" (Old English wearp, from weorpan, to throw, cf. German werfen, Dutch werpen).
A weaving term for yarns in woven fabrics and carpets which run in the machine direction (or lengthwise). Warp yarns are usually delivered to a weaving loom from a beam mounted behind the loom. Woven carpets usually have three sets of warp yarns, which may be wound on three loom beams. These include stuffer warp for lengthwise strength and stiffness, pile warp which forms the carpet surface tufts, and chain warp which interlaces with fill yarn to lock the structure together.
The set of YARN strands which run lengthwise in a piece of cloth.

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