The loomword project is a plan FOR BLIND WEAVERS to weave four words -- beginning with the word “touch” -- in 25 languages creating a traveling Museum exhibit of Braille Awareness through textiles.

Over the past 14 years, INVENTOR JENNIFER MAYSTER has assembled standardized textures that can be easily recognized by the blind. That is, dot one of the Braille cell is a velvet, dot two is a fuzzy, dot three is a rik rak, etc. The weaver can use the Braille alphabet, Braille music notation, or Braille numbers to lift up different sets of textured strings on the Mayster Braille Loom and create textile patterns. The Braille dots are also arranged in specific color combinations, which allows the visually impaired and sighted to decode the weaving patterns through color recognition.

READ THE COLORED TEXTURED STRINGS ON THE WHITE CORD.

READ TOP TO BOTTOM.

WORD DECODED IS     TOUCH    =

THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

100 WEAVINGS WILL BE WOVEN FOR THE MUSEUM TOUR

TOUCH      =

TOUCH     =

TOUCH    =