Teanaustaye Studio - Lectures and Seminars - Jacquard Weaving on the John Campbell Loom

John Campbell, a professional weaver in the mid 1800's, left a loom with a set of punch cards for coverlets. Three of the original coverlet patterns are being woven at the Ontario Science Centre, with emphasis on educating visitors about the early connections between the Jacquard loom and modern computers. Come join me for an exploration of the Jacquard mechanism ca. 1865, how it works, how it relates to the drawloom of the time and why it is such an important development in modern science.