Credit: donated by Gerald H. Thomas
The weaving operation requires the use of a warping machine beforehand. The warping process consists of gathering a determined number of yarn threads on a large spool called a sectional beam (this can be seen in the background on the loom). Depending on the desired fabric construction, it will require a number of these sectional beams, all of which will be combined in a later operation on a loom beam. Thread fastening points can be seen, which will allow these yarn threads to endure the harsh process of weaving.