Look what I got

IMG_5499This is a new to me 8 harness Spring loom. I had been pondering for a year getting a new loom that would treadle easier than my current Kessenich 8 harness jack loom. But if I was going to get a new loom I wanted to have more harnesses and greater design capability.   At Convergence I explored AVL and Louet looms. I sat down and wove on their different models, both computerized and not. A computerized loom was not in my budget, so they were eliminated. I narrowed my search to a Louet Spring loom or a AVL Home loom.

On my birthday this year I gave myself permission to get a new loom.

Thanks to Ravelry where someone had listed in the Warped Weavers Marketplace group  “find of the day” a Craig’s listing for a used Spring loom in San Antonio. I had persued 2 other used  looms, but neither had worked out. After making contact with the seller I drove 3 1/2 hours to San Antonio the next day to see the loom. It was an older 8 Harness Spring loom a little dirty but in good shape otherwise. It came with various shuttles, an Ashford bench, a couple of books and some other items I won’t keep. It would not fit in my Ford Escape, which I knew when I went.  The following weekend we borrowed our neighbors Suburban and picked up the loom.

My husband helped reassemble the loom. The front and back beams needed to be removed to get it out of the previous owners home. The wood simply required a wipe down. The texsolve Heddles and tie- ups all got washed, now being sparkling white. Removing, washing and restringing the 800 heddles with the loom is something I don’t want to repeat.

My goal is to weave on the loom to get used to it, then add another 4 harnesses. I also would like to add a Temple Treadle to the loom. More about Tempo Treadle in my next post.

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This  fella I saw on my morning walk. It’s hard to get close enough to get a picture before they’re spooked and fly off.

 

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12 responses to “Look what I got

  1. Congratulations on your new to you loom, sounds like you have a new companion to explore, happy trails to you…………

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  2. Great birthday present. Enjoy

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  3. Yippee, a new loom!! Sounds perfect for you! I can’t wait to see what lovely textiles you will create. Weave on and on!

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  4. It’s beautiful!! I’m glad that Spring found a good home. I know you’ll keep “him/her” busy. Much happiness to you both!

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  5. I don’t know anything about these different kinds of looms yet but this one sounds like it could be perfect for you!

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  6. What fun to find a new loom – and I’ll be interested to hear your take on the Tempo Treadle – it sounds great.
    Diane

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  7. Congratulations on a wonderful find! Have fun getting to know your new friend! 🙂

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  8. Congratulations! How exciting to welcome a new “member” to the studio and to dream about possibilities on it. Have fun!

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  9. Good for you! It’s a beautiful loom!

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