Materials & Techniques

Cloth Beam

A beam at the front of a treadle loom on which the woven cloth is wound. It is a set underneath the plane of the weaving, out of the way of the weaver’s knees.

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Glossary,” in Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador, edited by Ann Rowe, Laura Miller and Lynn Meisch (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007): 289-295.