Doti is a desktop jacquard loom, and tool to enable craftspeople to render their ideas with expression and repeatability.
Doti is the product of a lifelong fascination with weaving and toolmaking. I began my career as practicing craftsperson, specializing in the integration of textiles and metal work. Eventually I embraced technology a means to further my craft practice.
The key to toolmaking is practicality, approachability, and simplicity. I wanted to simply the weaving experience, stripping the cumbersome floor loom to its bare essentials– a frame, beater, ratchets, and a custom jacquard mechanism. Most importantly of all, I wanted to reduce the footprint of the loom. The compact desktop form allows consumers to accommodate the loom in their homes.
I completed my first prototype for my thesis at ITP.