Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Swede Comes To Stay

Found a lovely 70's era Glimakra Ideal countermarch loom that was looking for a new home.  This afternoon I cleaned and assembled "Swede".  He is a 4 harness, 6 treadle countermarch that fits in to my studio without any trouble.  

Being a used loom Swede was missing a few things and I placed orders for brand new items like - texsolv heddles, an aluminum beam protector, 4 brand new rubber feet, 2 new harness pins and a nice new stainless steel 12 dent reed.  I really need to replace the beam cords with fresh cording, which I plan on doing in the morning.

Here is a front view of Swede with his nice matching bench.   I added my Tibetan Prayer flags which will bring us peace and contentment while we weave together.

So very happy to have finally found a countermarch loom that fits not only me but my studio.  

Life is good.

Happy Weaving!

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  1. How exciting! Welcome home Swede, just in time for the holidays. Maybe you brought your own Nisse with you!
    Martha, thank you for the lovely card. It is shining on my mantle.
    Happy holidays to the whole Witcher clan.

    1. Congrats on the new loom! I hope you have lots of fun and productive time together!

    2. Thank Karen, one of these days I hope to make this loom into a draw loom....we will see I guess

  2. Yay! Congrats on adding Swede to the family!! I'm sure he'll be all spiffy soon with the new bits and bobs. Will be waiting for updates on your adventures with Swede.