We seek to disseminate a circular loom for collaborative, community weaving by selling licenses to manufacture the loom. We welcome help to refine our most advanced prototype with variable pegs for weaving, patented since April 23, 2019.
Our proof of concepts (several progressively refined prototypes) have performed impeccably during use in public festivals in the last two years. The loom accommodates five to six people of any age or physical ability (it accommodates wheelchairs) who collaborate in motions of giving and receiving. But one person can use the loom just as easily.
Materials for weaving are heavier and stronger than yarn, but easy to manipulate, even for children’s hands. We recycle materials for weaving as you will see on these pages.
Please browse through these pages to see photos from festivals, where participants weave together, for a rich experience.
Process is as important as product. Community weaving is fun for groups and the whole family. All ages can engage in the actions of giving and receiving as the weaving materials pass around the loom. The loom is as accessible as a dinner table; it is also wheelchair accessible.
We are available for museum demonstrations, private parties, senior centers, special school events, and community festivals. Our commitment to a community experience takes precedence over profit.
Some of our demonstrations show how to recycle T-shirts into weavable materials. Recent events include:
- Mesa Prototyping Festival (November 2017)
- Southwest Maker’s Festival (February 2018)
- Wells Fargo Art Walk (January 2019)
- Southwest Maker’s Festival (February 2019)
- Phoenix Children’s Museum (May 2019)
Movable pegs and small, medium, or large looms allow great variation in the size or style of products. These looms are unique. The photo above shows a small loom and its products: A hat, floral decorations, and a hanging planter.
We have recently expanded our Vision for the future. We would like to sell licenses to manufacture looms to Veteran’s or other organizations who sell the looms or use them to craft useful products for fun or profit.
We envision blighted areas here or abroad using the looms to connect community members and produce products to sell.and start to pull themselves out of poverty.
We also see the investment in materials for weaving as minimal, since the materials themselves are recycled.
Contact us to further our discussion. We welcome anyone, really:
- Festival organizers, community service organizations, and groups to continue our exposure and interactions with the community.
- Angel investors who can help with our costs of refining prototypes, such as use of state-of-the-art 3D printing materials.
- Marketers to help reach out to interested organizations.