Nov 27, 2017
Sarah Haskell, Computerized Weaving
There's a column in the November 1983 issue of Family
Computing magazine, by Jon Zonderman: "Home Business — Compute,
Control, and Create. A weaver combines the traditional skills of
her craft with a computer and reaps more than one
The article is about Sarah Haskell, a weaver who used an Atari
computer to design patterns for weaving, and also to
computer-control her loom.
[Excerpts from the article.]
My interview with Sarah took place on November 13, 2017.
Teaser quote: "But with the electronic system, you did not
have to get down on the floor and physically re-configure all of
the treadles with these little metal hook things. You would
basically just change it."