Friday, April 24, 2009

Looms, Looms, and more looms

I feel like my house is being taken over by looms. I have been looking at all the loom types and the numbers here and WOW is all I can say.
I have two Mini Tablet looms. Think small inkle looms with out a heddle bar.
Then there are the 4 or 5 Mini Inkle looms I got from one maker that really don't work well for anything. The sheds on this particular makers looms is too narrow to make them easily useable. Those should go.
Then I have a nice med size Inkle that works well. This is another eBay buy and one I would repeat.
I also have a Tinkle or tiny inkle from Spanish Peacock that I like and of course the largest of my Inkle looms the Schacht. So for inkle/tablet weaving that gives me at least 9 looms which is a few too many.

Then I got into the Rigid Heddle looms. I have three of those, a 13" Glimarka Emilia, a 24" Ashford, and my pride and joy a 32" Beka RL. Those at least I have been reasonable about. Each loom fits a specific nook in my weaving.

We wanted to have a multiple shaft loom. So we got a 25" wide older 4 harness table loom
Then DH learned to weave on a floor loom. OOPS back to the market and we came up with a used Baby Wolf for him last May. Last month the Baby Wolf got joined by another floor loom that weaves a wider width. That is Mystery who turned out to be a Leclerc Artisat built in 1971!


Lisa said...

I can't tell you how jealous I am D! I still have to figure out my little Cricket loom, maybe then I can "move up" someday! Too bad you didn't live closer, you could give me lessons. ;)

FibreJunky said...

Oh wow! You've been invaded by looms!