Talk:Dobby loom

Page contents not supported in other languages.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
WikiProject iconTextile Arts Start‑class
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Textile Arts, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of textile arts on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
StartThis article has been rated as Start-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
 ??? This article has not yet received a rating on the importance scale.


shouldn't this be a wiktionary entry, rather than a wikipedia entry?

Does the Dobby Loom relate to Dobby fabric, or is the naming coincidental? Dobby fabric seems to include one or more vertical stripes of a contrasting colour (and sometimes thread type, it would seem) woven into the item itself. -- 18:28, 14 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is very common for the fabric industry to "steal" weaving terms to use to describe the resulting cloth, so it is quite likely that Dobby fabric refers to fabric woven on a dobby cloth just as Jacquard (a highly ornamented) fabric is usually woven on a Jacquard loom. Bird weaver 23:41, 8 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It's very hard to figure out how it works from just a text description. A diagram showing the major parts and how they're connected, especially one which highlights the differences with a treadle loom, would help to clarify things. I'm thinking of something like File:Warsztat.svg from the treadle loom article. -- (talk) 15:27, 24 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Incorrect phraseology in the introduction[edit]

I'd suggest the phrase "every warp thread on the loom is attached to a single shaft using a device called a heddle." be replaced by "each warp thread is attached to one of a number of shafts by a rigid heddle": many looms have a number of shafts and the layout facilitates the patterns woven into the cloth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:28, 30 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]