Glossary

Glossary of frequently used terms

**more words to be added. Please comment with any words you think could be added.

warp – the yarn that goes onto the loom

weft– the yarn that is put into the shuttle and thrown across the warp

selvedges – the edge of the fabric

epi – ends per inch (or ends per cm) used to work out how many threads will be needed in the warp

ppi – picks per inch used to work how may threads will be used in the weft

shuttle – a pirin with yarn wound onto it will go into the shuttle to be thrown across the warp

pirin – a small cylinder (can be made of card, plastic, wood) shape where yarn is wound onto it