We are Arot and we make new craft tools
AroT is a craft workshop where we design and make all kinds of tools and accessories to weave and work the felt.
We make looms of all kinds always redesigning from the beginning how we can improve or evolve what we already have, to get to have our identity, new models, the best function ….
Starting from the traditional loom, we have come to evolve all kinds of tools, with new functions, with new forms
and above all, with new artisan experiences to get you to learn, better and above all, have fun!
The big groups we have here are:
The Patch system weaves and joins the fabrics, weaves and Patchwork at the same time!
The radials, round looms that start from a center.
The 3d, looms in volume.
The mechanics, with more complex systems.
Our looms are thought for ....
The aroT products ….
knitting is good for ….
Are thought and made by hand in Barcelona, with natural materials and sustainable crops. Artisan products for the artisans that we all carry inside.
When we weave, we are working the hands and the brain, with them, we reinforce our creativity, we improve the control of our hands and we have the satisfaction of a job well done.
As William Morris believed, a hand-made work produces pleasure and satisfaction for those who create it, while mechanized work is repetitive and blocks any creative freedom. And maybe, we’re not so far from that time …
In this world as globalized, as fast and as digital as ours, it is good to disconnect from time to time and recover what we have left along the way, those skills that are still in our hands and that the modern world despises.
When we make small movements, with hands, fingers, wrists … we are using the motor functions that we call fine and that are taken for granted, as if they were instinctive, but the reality is that they brought us years of learning,
It is not until 6-12 years, that we can manage to control them completely and not everyone reaches the same level of precision. That’s why it’s so important that when we are very young, and we are learning, we do manual work and we move, because like that, we can achieve maximum control, because …
With movement, you learn the movement.
But we also run the risk of losing this important learning, over the years, if we do not practice them or if we have any injury or illness and this is where we can keep and recover, “remembering” everything we already know.
Three words we recommend:
learn, keep and recover
And it is through these three words that we have developed our tools.