This groundbreaking Loom acts as a digital memory of silk heritage as it preserves historical weaving techniques which most of them are only known by artisans who have kept alive this ancestral know-how. It conserves and documents several weaving techniques thanks to its 3D visualization, which allows understanding the interlacement between wefts and warps by applying the necessary restrictions for each technique. Therefore, the VL shows those techniques as they are in real life. The SILKNOW’s Virtual Loom also enables traditional industries to reduce costs by letting them select colours and techniques with just a click, and it encourages designers to create fabrics from historical silk models. Besides, this tool allows the creation of new designs applied to sustainable and recycled materials in 3D printing.
- Virtual Loom online: https://silknow.eu/virtualLoom-v1.00/
- Standalone version: MAC – WINDOWS
- All versions available here
- Virtual Loom tutorial
- Virtual Loom: documenting our memory
- The Virtual Loom: and interdisciplinary work
The Virtual Loom is Apache licensed.