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of spunyarn (fig1.d.d) a second
sword may be used; or the spunyarn
may be strung on a wooden bow, which
will be found an very great improvement. *
The weaving may be done with the
warp upright or horizontal as most
convenient A shuttle ^or big knitting needle may be used
to carry the weft along. If it is
not, remember it is the skein or
ball of marline – not the free end –
which has to be passed through. For
narrow mats the method on p287 may,
with slight modifications, be employed.
Uses: For any form of mat. For harbor
gaskets for lower & topsail yards (Burney. 26.)
Characteristics: This is an elementary
form of weaving. As described, the
two fixed rods are the loom ^warp-beam; the ^uprightspun yarn
strands are the warp; the marline is the
weft; the ball or skein of it, the shuttle;

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