Materials & Techniques

Shed Rod

On the backstrap loom, a rod carrying the warp not controlled by heddles. For plain weave, every other warp yarn (those not controlled by heddles) passes over the shed rod.

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.