thread waste

thread waste

[′thred ‚wāst]
(textiles)
The hard, thready waste left on bobbins or collected during operations such as spinning, twisting, and weaving.
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In the weaving craft there is cotton thread waste on the used shuttles, and often top and tail waste of fabric when lengths are cut from the loom.
API uses waste from spinning processes, carpet thread waste, recycled carpets and pulled old clothes and coffee sacks to produce its nonwoven products.
The first installation, two years ago, organized around Williams Mirrors, 1977, which was acquired by the museum in 1993, included the mirror works Thread waste, 1968, and Portland Mirrors, 1977, which opened the space to the endless reflection of the viewers, and the long Passageway, 1961, which by contrast enclosed viewers within an exitless space.