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Threader

Thread warp yarns through needles to prepare warp-knitting machine.

What does a Threader do?

Threads warp yarn through needles to prepare warp-knitting machine for knitting: Removes paper covering from warp spools or beam mounted on machine, and turns spools or beams to align yarn ends. Cuts tape holding warp threads at intervals, using scissors. Loops yarn ends over sley points and pulls ends to front of machine. Draws yarn through open hooks of needles, using threader and dobber, and ties ends in bunches to facilitate handling. Starts machine and winds end of cloth on takeup roll. Ties broken threads with fingers, and assists in hanging warps and cleaning machine.