Jacquard Mechanism Simplified

Spent the better part of the day at the Stiftung Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin. They have an awesome Jacquard loom for ribbon weaving, and a great model which shows very clearly how the Jacquard head works.

Next week, Adam and I plan on building one.
I shot a few seconds of the actual loom, and then took some detail photos. The loom itself is HUGE:

Jacquard ThreadingJacquard head Tensioning Heddles from behind

I have a bunch of other weaving related stuff I’ll post over the next few days, as well as the video from my talk at 25c3 as soon as I get my hands on it.

One thought on “Jacquard Mechanism Simplified

  1. Thanks for posting the video. This will be very useful in the context of a lecture I have to give for our Saturday science programme.

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