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Topic: T'elaio, the italian word for Loom  (Read 1263 times)
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« on: May 30, 2011 01:17:09 PM »

I've recently joined a public fair of bio-eco textiles, fibers and products, where I was wanted for a public demonstration of 4 harnesses weaving.
Here's my stand

Il mio stand di Tessitura di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

well, I caught the occasion to try on the hard way my little project concerning the production of a little loom that everyone can operate: the T-Loom.
 I've tested it on the hard way, I said: I put my looms in the dirty, joying, happying and working hands of CHILDREN!

here's some photos:

My T-Loom

T'elaio di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

Teliao vestito e tessuto di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

some ACTION shots!

T'elaio operato dai bambini di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

T'elaio operato dai bambini di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr

and a little view of the wristbands we've woven:

Woven wristband di D-Apostrofo, su Flickr



« Last Edit: June 04, 2011 01:34:50 PM by Belladune » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011 02:56:46 PM »

I do like the T loom, simple, straightforward and clearly works.

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011 06:34:58 PM »

Great little loom. I've seen looms in the letter "L" shape but I think the "T" shape would provide a more stable base.


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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011 07:21:16 PM »

What a great and simple way to introduce weaving!

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011 08:02:58 AM »

the kids must have had a blast doing this. It was always fun doing something the adults could do, even if it was a different size.

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011 12:59:23 PM »

Thankyou all! It was a real pleasure to see all those kids weave and appreciate the textiles on the table.

« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011 02:33:23 AM »

The T style loom is a great design, and the perfect size for learning to weave. I will have to remember this for teaching.

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011 01:36:00 PM »

I absolutely love this idea!  I'm going to share it with my camp organizers and hopefully get weaving on the menu for crafts!

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