| May 30 2013
||Fiberworks PCW version 4.2 installs and works
on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, but not on Surface RT.
| Apr 11 2013
Plus version 188.8.131.52 released - fixes
a timing problem with some AVL Compu-Dobby III's
| Mar 15 2013
released (Silver and Bronze for Windows) with much
embarrassment - version 184.108.40.206 has bugs affecting the
opening and renaming of files, due to a change in the
Microsoft programming libraries. We recommend that you
update to version 220.127.116.11 if you originally installed
| Feb 28 2013
||Windows version 18.104.22.168 released, Bronze and
Silver levels. This version renames the Weft menu as the
Treadling menu to be consistent with the Mac version.
| Feb 9 2013
Silver/Silver Plus 1.1.2 corrects
a problem on Toika causing it to weave the reverse face,
and a few minor bugs.
| Jan 23 2013
||Fiberworks has opened a
merchant PayPal™ account for secure payment online. See
details on the various product pages.
If you prefer not to use PayPal, we still accept cheques or you can contact us directly by phone for credit card transactions.
|Jul 3 2012||Fiberworks Silver/Silver Plus 1.1.1 for Mac adds driver for Noble and a
|Jun 11 2012||Fiberworks Silver/Silver Plus 1.1.0 for Mac
Silver and Silver Plus in one application. Includes loom drivers for AVL, Leclerc, Louet, Macomber/Dobbytron and Toika
|Mar 12 2012||Fiberworks
22.214.171.124 for Windows XP-Vista-7. This
version adds communications logging for the Arm Loom, and
a minor fix for AVL Compu-Dobby IV.
|Feb 4 2012||Fiberworks Silver 1.0.7 and
Bronze 1.0.7 for Mac Released
in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher.
Minor bugs in Silver fixed. Bronze version now at
same fix level as the Silver, so we adjusted the version
numbers to match.
|Jan 11 2012
||Fiberworks Silver 1.0.6 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X
10.5 or higher. Tidies up behaviour of panels.
|Dec 10 2011||Fiberworks
Bronze 1.0.2 for
Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel
version for OS X 10.5 or higher. Contains bug fixes
equivalent to Silver version 1.0.4 and 1.0.5.
|Dec 2 2011||Fiberworks Silver 1.0.5 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X
10.5 or higher. Minor bug fixes, and finally has
the proper Fiberworks shuttle icon.
|Nov 14 2011||Fiberworks Silver 1.0.4 for Mac Released in 32/64
bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. This
version remembers customization of the toolbar, makes the
Print button in the toolbar work properly, fixes a memory
leak and fixes a bug in printing rep weaves.
|Oct 14 2011||Fiberworks
Bronze 1.0.1 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for
OS X 10.5 or higher. This version addresses a few issues
relating to Lion.
|Oct 12 2011||Fiberworks Silver 1.0.3 for Mac Released in 32/64
bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. This
version addresses a few issues relating to Lion.
|Oct 8 2011||Fiberworks Silver 1.0.2 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel
version for OS X 10.5 or higher. This
version can accept a paste from Photoshop, and can copy
threading, treadling, liftplan or tieup as a graphic image
readable by Photoshop. It also allows drawing in the
drawdown area in a manner similar to the Windows progam.
See Mac update and upgrade policy
|Oct 1 2011||Fiberworks
Bronze 1.0.0 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for
OS X 10.5 or higher.
Fiberworks Silver 1.0.1 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel version for OS X 10.5 or higher. Revision contains a more secure validation scheme and also gives a stable program ID. If you replace a previous download, it will give a new program ID.
|Sept 28 2011||Fiberworks Silver 1.0.0 for Mac Released in 32/64 bit Intel
version for OS X 10.5 or higher.
|Aug 24 2011|| Fiberworks Silver Plus 126.96.36.199 with driver for
the AVL Compu-Dobby IV in general release on the main Windows download page .
This version differs from version 188.8.131.52 mainly by adding
the AVL Compu-Dobby IV driver. It also no longer tests Com
ports to identify modems, and this will avoid a bug in
version 184.108.40.206 that affected the Noble series of looms. All
other components are unchanged.
|Aug 16 2011
||Beta version 220.127.116.11D of Fiberworks Silver Plus
with driver for the AVL Compu-Dobby IV has had a
couple of fixes and is now essentially ready to release.
|Aug 11 2011||Beta version of Fiberworks Silver Plus with driver
for the AVL Compu-Dobby IV is now available.
It is tested and working except for one potential glitch
that may need to be cleared up. Contact us to access this
Mar 27 2011
||Demo version of Fiberworks for Mac posted for downloading
|Nov 23, 2010||
Preview of Fiberworks for Mac posted. Demo version for download will follow soon.
May 31, 2010
Fiberworks Silver Plus 18.104.22.168 is ready to go.
Silver Plus 22.214.171.124 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Seven, including all new Help files. For Windows ME, 98, 95 or NT4, we recommend staying with version 4.1. For Schacht Combby or other LIPS based looms, you must continue to use version 4.1 and Windows 95 or 98. Other than help files, there's little difference in program features. (Version 126.96.36.199 has been replaced with version 188.8.131.52; see above)
March 24, 2010
A revised Loom manual is available
This is a free download if you already have Silver Plus 4.1.
See also a new note about installing on Windows Vista and 7.
March 19, 2010
Some bugs in Fiberworks Silver 184.108.40.206 have been fixed.
If you installed Silver 4.20 earlier in March 2010 and have experienced odd behaviour when using the keyboard to enter tieups or treadling, you should get the new download.
March 4, 2010
Fiberworks Silver 220.127.116.11 is ready to go.
Silver 18.104.22.168 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Seven, including all new Help files. This solves the problems with old style Help files noted below ( August 27, 2007). For Windows ME, 98, 95 or NT4 we recommend staying with version 4.1. Other than help files, there's little difference in program features.
Silver Plus 4.2 release will follow shortly.
January 31, 2010
Fiberworks Bronze 22.214.171.124 is ready to go.
Bronze 126.96.36.199 is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Seven, including all new Help files. This solves the problems with old style Help files noted below ( August 27, 2007). For Windows ME, 98, 95 or NT4 we recommend staying with version 4.1. Other than help files, there's little difference in program features.
Silver and Silver Plus 4.2 releases will follow shortly.
April 19 - 20, 2009
My loom is setup and ready to weave.
I have found my shuttles, yarn for the project, and some time. I should be able to weave the long dormant vest, starting this week.
And I have now started
March 10, 2009.
Moving went well, and we are connected to the net!
My desk is almost back to normal, well a bit neater, but I still can't find a pen!
Feb 24, 2009.
Today is moving in day.
All went well and we should be settling in quickly.
July 20, 2008
We have moved to the west coastOur new address is permanent:
Please note: Copy this by hand, it is not a link, to protect our privacy.
June 24, to
July 2, 2008
See you at Convergence in Tampa. Our booth is 413-415
We will be at Complex Weavers Seminar as well, until July 2, 2008.
|June 20, 2008||
New Versions of Fiberworks programs
Bronze 188.8.131.52, Silver 184.108.40.206 and Silver Plus 220.127.116.11 are now available.
A WIF bug that increased the number of treadles to 33 has been fixed.An improved validation procedure has been developed.
|August 27, 2007||
Vista and Fiberworks Help files
The Help files with versions 4.1 and earlier do not work with Vista. See note Jan 31 2010 above regarding Bronze 4.2.
Microsoft provides a download for the WinHlp32 that's needed to use the existing pcw.hlp help files. The download is available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=82148 .
Download it and install it. Vista will then recognize the Help files shipped with your program.
NOTE: We cannot send it to you by email, or on CD. You must go to: download the utility to your computer and follow the instructions to install it on your computer.
All version of 4.1 Fiberworks programs run on Vista without any reports of problems in the programs. Version 4.2, with Vista compatible help files is being released.
For more information go to FAQ#1
|May 20, 2007||
Toika Loom Drivers have been added to 4.1 Silver Plus
Go to Download page and follow the instructions for downloading the newest version.
Users of previous versions of 4.1 Silver Plus may update without charge. .
|Nov 18, 2006||
New versions of Silver and Silver Plus have been released!
Silver and Silver Plus 18.104.22.168 can be downloaded
from the website
A bug has been fixed that affects designs that use more
than 32 treadles.
Users of previous versions of 4.1 Silver or 4.1 Silver Plus may update without charge.
|July 3, 2006||
New version of Bronze, Silver and Silver Plus is released!
Version 22.214.171.124 adds some new feature
Parallel repeat makes designing shadow weave or echo weaves a breeze.
PCW 126.96.36.199 version of your choice may be download or shipped by mail.
Go to Download page and
download the new version that suits you.
However to use Print and Save you will need a validation code, and we probably want some money from you.
|Ongoing|| Have a look at the gallery
with lots of pictures.
Have a look. Click on the thumbnails to see the fabrics,
click on More to see the drafts and
detail views. Click on Next to see the
next gallery item.
|Ongoing|| Anti-spam measures
Another new thing that we have had to do is change the way you contact us. We are trying to curtail the volume of spam to our inbox.
We have put our email information on the page called Contact. Just click on any Navigation bar on the top of a page, or link at the bottom. It will take you to a live link to Fiberworks.We have also placed our phone number, fax number and business address in a graphic. Unfortunately that means you will have to copy it by hand.
If you have any questions or comments
about this site go to Contact
|Fiberworks now has a commercial PayPal
account allowing secure payment by credit card