loom words in the glossary - questions
When looking at the glossary there are some words that I am not sure about.
warp or back beam
The warp beam is the beam the warp is wound on to, I suppose. But what exactly is the back beam? And what is the beam that often is found over (or below) the warp beam called - the rod (beacuse it is often stationary, and does thus not qualify as a "beam"??) that makes the wap level from back to front?
And what is a stretcher rod?
Here is a line sketch of a "normal" Swedish loom, with names. (The red line represents the warp and web - this is the route it most usually goes. I have seen (Swe) looms where the cloth beam turns the other direction)
- Oh - and even Swe looms usually has a harness (a group of shafts :-) but I left that out...