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Weaving is a simple and rewarding act. It is also a politically charged act, for when regain the ability to make essentials for ourselves we produce a new economy, one where we can make the rules. For the past five years I have been leading weaving groups and inspiring weaving actions throughout the world using simple tools I have developed and promote. Now I want to make a more permanent mark. I have a working prototype for a compact, folding floor loom that produces fine fabrics in complex patterns, and I am in the second draft of an instruction manual that covers how to build and use the loom, a loom that fits into the modern lifestyle. With the help of funding from the Kickstarter community, I would like to bring the loom design to completion, and get this meditative, productive process into as many households as possible. This would be achieved through a three-pronged approach: 1) to fully develop a print manual with photographs, and on-line version with video tutorials; 2) to promote and distribute a full weaving studio kit, featuring all the lumber and hardware needed; 3) to designate weaving hubs of interest, where new weavers can connect with local masters, or, if there's a lot of interest and no local masters, I'll come out for a week and get you started! Please visit http://actionweaver.com to see more and get convinced!

I have set the funding goal at $5000 but really I could use a hundred thousand, to develop a complete handicraft infrastructure in 2012. And I'd love to really publish this book, send out hundreds of laser looms, thousands of paper looms, and make dozens of visits to establish cottage industries all over. I could even come back to America.

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    PAPER LOOM a die-cut cardstock rigid heddle you can use to weave with, if you have chopsticks and the instructions, which are both included! Oh you'll need string though.

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    LASER LOOM an acrylic/plywood laser cut rigid heddle loom, with backstrap beams, easy to use, developed as part of my Master's Thesis through study of weaver's ways around the world! see the instructional youtube video! http://tumblr.com/xq9bp7owq

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    ACTION WEAVER TEE SHIRT a cotton tee-shirt with a loom diagram silkscreened on the front and "ACTION WEAVER" printed on the back.

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    CARDBOARD POCKET LASER LOOM a direction I didn't pursue, but an excellent weaving device and fun project with beautiful line drawing instructions by Donna Chung. Comes with Warp threads; you provide weft, and patience. LIMITED STOCK, SIGNED AND NUMBERED

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    LASER LOOM a plywood laser cut rigid heddle loom, with backstrap beams, easy to use, developed as part of my Master's Thesis through study of weaver's ways around the world!
    see the instructional youtube video! http://tumblr.com/xq9bp7owq SPECIAL REVOLUTION NEXT GENERATION EDITION like maybe it'll be glowing or metal or something.

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    WEAVE AT HOME BOOK The collected instructions, diagrams, photos laying out how to build the loom and use it to make beautiful cloth in your home or other space you choose. I will make this book if I get the funding and use it as the primary method to distribute this weaving technique and philosophy. Softcover with color and some great foreword I ask someone to write. SIGNED TO YOU!

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    WEAVING COMMUNITY VISIT Get five people in any location to donate this amount and I will come spend two weeks building you all looms and teaching you how to use them. Contact me for scheduling.

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