Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2016 - A Year Of Looms

2016 was the year of looms coming and going in my studio - all in the quest to find that perfect for me loom.


I started the year with a lovely Glimakra Standard Loom - sold her in January.



Replaced the Glimakra Standard with this Schacht Standard 46" 8/10 - sold her in April.


Replaced the Schacht Standard with this Toika Lissa 50" 10/12 - sold her in June.


Replaced the Toika Lissa with this Leclerc Colonial 60" 12/14 - sold her in August.


Replaced the LeClerc Colonial with a Structo Artcraft Loom 42" 8/10

I would love to **Trade** this Structo Artcraft Floor Loom for a small Harrisville, Baby Wolf, Baby Wolf Pup or LT, or a small floor loom in very good shape.

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Lots of looms went in and out of my studio and I am still on the search for the perfect for me loom, I will find it it is only a matter of time.

Happy Weaving!

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12 comments:

  1. Oh, my. Oh, my......you had such beautiful looms in your possession.......I want to ask you about all of them......
    and I want to know what it is you are looking for in a loom. My "special" loom is my AVL 40" mechanical dobby with an e-lift.

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    1. Hi Hilary - I would love to sit down and weave a bit on your beloved AVL - it looks like a wonderful loom. You ask what I am looking for in a loom - sure wish I had an easy answer for that question. Basically the loom needs to fit my needs - I think ;-)

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  2. Wow, you certainly moved a lot of looms! I'm pretty happy with my little herd right now. The 40" Mac Nick is warped and weaving right now and a little Glimkra band loom. Picking out projects for Fiona the WP and Shrek the BW will get 4 more shafts this weekend...I hope. ;-)

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  3. Wow - I hadn't realized it had been that many. Finding the perfect loom is a lot of work.

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  4. Just wait until you come across a Macomber! You won't want to let it go.

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  5. Wow...amazing that there was time for weaving on all of them. As Beth said...I do love my Macomber.

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  6. Is it one particular loom you're switching out, while you're keeping others? You've obviously continued to be productive! What types of looms are you keeping in your "stable"?

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    1. Hi Karen, the loom I keep switching out is always the one I bought last - I just can't seem to find a loom to fit my needs. I do have a beloved Gilmore 36" 8/12 jack loom that I will never sell in my "stable" - just need to find it a mate that I will use and love as much as I do her.

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    2. I'm keeping my fingers crossed you find the Goldilocks loom this year!

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  7. So a companion to the 36" Gilmore? Might I suggest a 36" Louet Spring CM? I love mine and its going to the nursing home with me.

    Happy New Year Martha!

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  8. Martha, I could have written this post! Only I kept moving my not so suited to me looms. My first loom a 40" 8s Loomcraft. Loved it! Just sold it about a month ago. But I felt like I was falling into the loom when I wove. Last spring I purchased an 8 s baby wolf. I thought I found my loom. I had both knees replaced 10/2015. I love to sit and weave. While my new knees are great metal heddles and new knees don't work well together. I purchased an 8 s Louet David. My knees love this loom, but I am still getting used to it. I heard a CM is great to weave on. Now my heart is set on a Oxaback Lilla.. But all I am told is the tie up is long and time consuming. Now I hear that while doing the tie up, you are on the floor. The knees are great but I am wondering.....why push it. My David is great but I question if I can weave rugs on it. So I ask you, where are you headed next? Perhaps it is a road I might need to look at.

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    1. Hi Nancy, CM looms are indeed wonderful to weave on and are very easy on your knees and back. There are many ways to tie up CM looms, my personal favorite is the method Sara Von Treksow of The Woolgathers teaches her students. Sara's method is fast, easy and once you have the texsolv attached to your loom you don't need to get on the floor to change tie ups.

      I really would like a Lilla and one of these days I plan I purchasing one. Best wishes!

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