My interest in weaving includes it’s related tools. Traditional looms and weaving tools often require large space and time commitments to both warp and weave projects. As a working artist, my question upon starting this project was; How can I have a daily weaving practice that can 1) Fit into my schedule and 2) is portable (perhaps wearable) and doesn’t require the space needed for a traditional loom? Designing this ring is my attempt to reconcile my love of weaving and my lack of both time and space.

This ring was 3D modeled using Tinkercad and 3D printed in a variety of media; the final versions were printed on a Formlabs Form 2 using their photopolymer resin. The ring has an inner diameter of 19.25mm (approx a US size 9). You can download the file using the links above to print one for yourself.

Final Version, weaving in progress. 3D printed black resin.

Final version, weaving in progress. 3D printed black resin.

Final version, 3D Model view.

Weaving Sample on 3D printed clear resin.

Weaving Samples, detail.

Ring prototypes 3D printed in clear, gray and translucent gray resin.

First ring prototype, printed in PLA plastic.

Detail, first ring prototype.
First ring prototypes.