Looms to Laser
What Will You Learn?
In this project, you will digitally design pixel art and transform your pattern into a custom loom. You will then learn and excel in the art and techniques of weaving by using your custom loom to reconstruct your unique digital design to a patterned fabric!
About Inventor City
Become artists and engineers by experimenting with your digital creativity and bringing your online designs to life with activities from inventor city. Projects include designing and building your own loom, sunglasses, 3D structures, and more!
Each Inventor City activity offers campers the experience to express and grow their digital and hands-on imagination, problem-solving skills, and technical understanding. All activities embrace the relationship between online and hands-on technologies by starting out digitally and later being assembled physically. Activities begin online, where campers showcase and practice their computer and artistic skills by designing their project through pixel art. Their custom designs are then integrated into the physical project, which they can print at home and/or order a laser cut version. Following the step by step instructions, campers then assemble their project and see their digital designs come alive! From putting their projects together, campers learn how to fabricate using different materials, experiment with various joinery methods, and gain confidence about their developing skills. Being part of the conceptual design to production process, campers take ownership of their work, thus boosting their self-esteem and their understanding of the thinking and development process.
Design Your Custom Loom
Draw any image you like and transform it into a stencil to be woven by you!
Once you’ve received your laser cut loom, it’s time to start weaving!
You’re a weaving expert! You can now use your laser cut heddle to design more fun patterns and weave personalized fabric. Want more? Check out inventor.city to unleash your creativity and make your digital designs come to life.