Adjustable reed for creative weavers
RailReed is a weaving reed which makes it possible to change fabric density while weaving. RailReed opens up new avenues in creating structures.
Juula P채rdi. Photo Kadi Pajupuu
RailReed was invented by Estonian textile artist Kadi Pajupuu.
At the studio. Photo Marilyn Piirsalu
Kadi Pajupuu. Photo Marilyn Piirsalu
Changing warp density while weaving twill fabrics results in interesting optical effects.
Fabric designed and woven with RailReed by Marta Tuulberg. Jacket design: Anneli Arro
New possibilities 6
Fotod Marilyn Piirsalu
This is double-weave tube with cotton warp and paper weft, changing fabric width while weaving results in an interesting form.
Variations of module widths 8
Railreed modules have 7 slots. The maximum width of the module is 7cm (2.75”) and minimum 3.5cm (1.37”). The thickness of the teeth is 2mm (o.o7”), so the RailReed is not the tool for very precise works. But still very delicate thin fabrics can be woven.
RailReed basic consists of 5 modules
Blocks A are put in the beater where you usually would put your reed Bolts C are pushed through the holes in the sideblocks (B) and then through the holes in A. There are three holes in block A.
Fastening to the loom
Use the corresponding hole to set RailReed in the right position for the shed to form.
Fasten the nuts such that, that the sideboards of the RailReed are securely pushed against the beater.
RailReed on my loom
Photos Marilyn Piirsalu
RailReed. Pushing the limits 12
Twisted warp groups give extra effect.
Anneli Arro and Marta Tuulberg testing RailReed with Kaorilooms http://www.kaorinkangaspuut.fi/
Team RailReed (Marilyn Piirsalu, Marta Tuulberg, Anneli Arro, T천nis Luik, Kadi Pajupuu) We develop inventive tools for handweavers!
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