Loom Starter

Examine loom parts, warps and filling threads, and cloths being woven.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Loom Starters do?

Examines loom parts, warp and filling thread, and cloth being woven to ensure that loom is set up to weave specified pattern: Inspects pattern chains, order in which warp threads are drawn through harness assembly, and color of warp and filling thread to detect errors in loom setup. Makes adjustments such as changing pattern chains and redrawing warp threads. Starts loom and examines cloth being woven to detect defects. Determines cause of defective weaving and makes adjustments or notifies LOOM FIXER. Notifies WEAVER to continue operation of loom after adjustment.


Should I be a Loom Starter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Starter, Weaving

    How to become a Loom Starter

    Most Loom Starters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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