Weaving a net is better than praying for fish | Breakthrough Funding

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Weaving a net is better than praying for fish

MANUFACTURING - The story of making beautiful weaving looms, not just for netting fish though

The problem
Weaving looms are difficult to make. They are made of seasoned wood such as beech, have reeds, raddles, shuttles, brass ratchets, plated hardware and a shedding mechanism. They are used to produce woven products and traditional textiles and have done for hundreds of years. The problem is, looms take up a lot of space and are incredibly expensive to make.

 

The solution
This family company employ highly experienced cabinetmakers and technicians, and source the finest wood from around the world. They have worked for the last couple of years to design a new loom, capable of being set up on a table top but still produce the quality of weave and textiles expected by professional designers and artists. It is now in production and being bought by art and design institutions around the country as well as by enthusiastic amateurs.

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