Arahne Cad/Cam Software for Weaving
A software company, specialized in developing CAD/CAM systems for weaving. ArahWeave is a Linux based program, Windows compatible. Free demo available.
A web site for finding a tie-up which will produce a pattern using a loom with the fewest numbers of treadles possible (aka a skeleton tie-up).
knitPro is a PHP (web based) application that translates your digital images into Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, Crochet and Knitting charts. Download the software and install it on your own website.
Open Source Jacquard Loom
OSLOOM (short for OPEN SOURCE LOOM) is a project to create an open source electromechanical thread-controlled floor loom that will be computer controlled. Jacquard looms like this exist commercially but they are very expensive (upwards of $60,000) which puts them out of reach for individuals and small educational facilities.
The OSLOOM could be produced way more economically than that and truly revolutionize what the studio weaver could accomplish. The idea of a DIY open source loom is one that not only artists could benefit from but many schools and art centers could gain a resource by building one of these looms.
Cochenille Design Studio
Cochenille's software for Craftspeople and Textile Artists is sophisticated, yet easy to use. Knitting softweare, Stitch Painter, Garment Styler, Stitch Editor. Free fashion newsletter.
Cameron Fibre Arts, producers of textile design and loom control software for hand loom weavers with computers - both P.C.(Windows) and Macintosh. Check out the Patterns, FAQs and Design tips.
Fiberworks PCW, software for weavers
Visit our web site, and see the new PCW4 programs, browse the gallery and much more.