Craft & Design

Cover-guy Travis Meinholf is now selling in the Makers Market! Check out his Mini Laser Loom:

This is the simplest weaving tool developed, a combination of the rigid heddle used in the swiss neolithic period and the backstrap loom which has been used on every continent, some to present day. I engineered this design based on my research for my Master’s degree in textiles, and have executed it using a lasercutter following my vector illustrations. It weaves a thick cloth strip, about 8 inches wide by 2-? yards long. The loom is cut from sturdy acrylic in bright colors, and plywood. If you have a specific color want, just check ‘specific’ as your color choice and we can e-mail about it.

In the Maker Shed:

Check out CRAFT, Volume 08, the weaving issue!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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