Yesterday was a red letter day for me. After a lot of buying and selling looms over the last two years in order to make enough money to finally acquire my dream loom the weaving goddess smiled on me.
Meet Hester - a great name offered up from a fellow weaving friend, Theresa. Hester is a circa 1989 Leclerc Colonial I, 60" 12 shaft / 14 treadle rock maple counterbalance / jack loom. Bought the loom from a lady in Missouri who had partially set it up 5 years ago and never wove anything with it. The original owner had purchased the loom and sorry to say passed away before she could ever use it. Poor Hester sat in a bedroom unused and unloved for many years.
So, I am the very lucky and ever so grateful owner of a brand spankin' new 1989 Leclerc Colonial! I am beyond the moon happy!!!!
Here are a few beauty shots of my new girl.
Look at all those marvelous shafts!
Welcome Hester, you have been long awaited. I can hardly wait to get started on a new project.
Back to the looms.
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