"O, what a tangled web we weave."
Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto VI
No task can more clearly be said to have been the pride and joy of the diligent and loyal housewife since the times of the ancients than the noble art of weaving. As the winter embers draw their last breaths in the furnaces of many a settled homestead, in more still one will still find the lady of the house hard at work with warp and weft. Weaving allows you to weave cloth by a loom.