Weefream (loom)

Weefream (loom)

From this week on you can discover and experience the process of weaving by doing it yourself on our new special Weefraem. By following the instructions your own piece of fabric becomes part of a common end product.
 
Weefraem is commissioned by the TextielMuseum and designed by Roland Pieter Smit, Studio RO-SMIT. It originates from his graduation project, Wolwaeren, in which blankets are made by people with a mental or physical disability. They work with both thick and thin yarns, depending on the user’s needs. Roland Pieter strives to process materials close to their roots. That is why he uses the very Dutch sheep wool from Texel. For the farmers on that island, wool is only a by-product; shaving the sheep is nowadays more expensive than the price they get for the wool. Roland Pieter searched for another destination and now uses the material to create his own unique yarns. The yarns are also used for the Weefraem. In the end, a beautiful fabric is created, partly by you and by other makers.