Submitted by Jahanara on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:20
I spend a lot of my time talking to people about weaving and this sometimes leads to discussions of looms. Most people are familiar with warp-weighted looms, but what other types of looms were used in the Middle Ages? Where and how were they developed? These types of looms are categorized as vertical or horizontal looms. The evidence is found for two styles of vertical looms, the warp-weighted loom, and the vertical two-beamed loom. There is also evidence for three styles of the horizontal loom: the heddle rod horizontal loom, the treadle horizontal loom, and the drawloom.