The principle of weaving is simple: the
intertwining of threads in opposite directions. Two distinct sets of threads, called the warp and the weft, are interlaced
with each other to form a fabric. The warp threads run lengthwise in the piece of cloth and the weft threads run across from
side to side. The loom is dressed with the warp threads passing through harnesses (two or more). The warp threads are moved
up or down by the harnesses creating a space called the shed. A shuttle carries the weft through the shed. By lifting the
warp threads in specific sequences you can create many possible weave structures.
Louët has a suitable loom for every
weaver. The table looms Klik and Jane are small, so they are handy when you don’t have a lot of floor space in your house,
or if you want to take your loom with you when traveling. David is a popular small floor loom that looks modest, but
surpasses many large floor looms in functional quality. Spring and Delta have a parallel countermarch system for harness
action and a moving breast beam to control the tension of the warp, which make them easy to use. Octado and Megado also have
a moving breast beam and, just like the Magic Dobby, they can be equipped with a mechanical or electronic dobby which makes
it easy to weave complicated patterns.