Materials & Techniques

Z-Spun or Z-Plied

A way of describing the lie of the fibers in spun or plied yarn. The slant is parallel to the slant of the midpoint of the letter Z when the yarn is viewed vertically.

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.