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strands as the sword & below it as
shown in fig 1. Then take the^[?mar] line which
is to form the weft^ or woof (often called wrongly
in nautical books the "warp") and pass
it over the sword & underneath the
same strands. ^ Jam it tight up with the sword. *Take out the sword,
but leave the spunyarn. Pass the sword
under the strands it was passed over
before. Pass the weft line above it
again; jam up ^ with, & withdraw the sword.
Pull^ Lift the spunyarn up to the top as far
as it will go; then draw it forwards;
pass the weft line along above the
spunyarn in the opening it makes when
drawn forward; run the sword in; jam
up; withdraw the sword, ^ over the spunyarn. Pass the sword
under the same strands as before, and
so go on, opening up ^ extending forward one set of strands
with the sword and the other set with
the spunyarn for the passage of the weft.
The mat resulting will be as in fig 2,
but not as loose:-

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