The hand weaver weaves cloth on table or floor looms. You need to have sufficient knowledge of the weaving process to enable you to control the quality of the final product. You will work either to specific instructions in a factory-type setting or independently as an artistic weaver, creating your own designs.
The weaver who operates automated weaving machines in textile factories needs to acquire expertise in operating the automated machinery. The tasks include:
– observing the machine-weaving process for defects
– removing defects in the cloth by cutting and pulling out filling
– examining automated looms to determine the causes of stoppages
– marking or cutting cloth to specified lengths and
– replacing bobbins on non-automatic looms.