Materials & Techniques

Bobbin

A spool on which yarn is wound to prepare it for use in making textiles. In treadle-loom weaving, the bobbin is the spool with weft yarn wound on it that is set into the shuttle.

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.