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Loom, No. 2 (2018-22)

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The loom is at the heart of my practice. It is my subject and my method. I designed and built this loom in 2018 but continue to modify it in response to new practical challenges and my evolving understanding of the craft. In 2020 I rebuilt the countermarche mechanism with 16 leaves and treadles to give more scope for complex weave structures. The frame is plywood and it uses other modern materials but its mechanisms and principles are traditional.