i worked on the last two weeks on a prototype in different scales for the weaving loom. it’s been a very intense process of doing, testing, rethinking and doing a new version. i’ve never weaved before this but i have experience in manual crafts and though it wouldn’t be that hard to weave. it is not, but to think how a machine can weave is more challenging than expected for sure.
prototype 01. small, full weaving
successes – i was able to weave, the frame works well;
failures – was able to cross the thread on the horizontal axis, not in ther vertical axis.
prototype 02. alternate crossing, small (long) loom, test weaving
sucesses: was able to also make the threads vertical axis to cross
failures: using two wood pieces to alternate them lock the crossing in the middle of the weaving canvas.
prototype 03. big frame (actual size), test weaving
sucesses – the vertical axis crossing happened by just a back and forth movement;
failures – the crossing of the lines was not high enough to make the weaving to start at the top of the frame and i would lock the weaving if i have some kind of wood piece crossing the threads on the horizontal axis.