Weaving is the craft of lacing fibers together to make fabric or cloth. Weaving often involves using a loom to hold the thread or yarn, although it can also be done by hand.
Most weaving happens in textile factories, in which large automated looms hold threads tight, interlacing them at exact right angles to each other. The threads going lengthwise are called the warp and the crossing fibers are the weft. While the term weaving is most often used for the process of making fabric, there are other variations, including basket weaving, in which straw or grasses are woven together.