Funny Farm

A fearsome foray into my fiber follies. I talk about weaving, knitting, spinning and dyeing. Some chatter about the sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Loom of Doom?















Beater bar. The table is closed up so measures around 60" wide to give you perspective. Obviously I had none when plunging into this next chapter of my weaving life.





The jacks



















The sides and sectional warp beam. The two white tubular pieces are the breast and back beam.






Nestled in the back is the spool rack. Much larger than the one I have. This one holds 52 spools. My other one holds 24.




After a four hour drive up to MA I got to see the loom I had purchased. It's from the early 1980's and was still made by Bexell and Son. I don't recall seeing a foot lever to release the tension, but did see a metal bar on the side mid way up that does this. The original manual mentions a foot release as does current Cranbrook info by Schacht. If anyone reading this has a Cranbrook, has once owned one or is intimately associated with one, please leave your email so I can clarify some issues that may or may not exist!
The big, heavy old desk must be moved out of the loom room and taken upstairs, steep/narrow steps, and put into Bob's office. But of course his office has to be cleaned out first. Then there is the issue of the Union Loom. Where can she go? Upstairs some room can be made, but can we get it up there? My sewing machine, dresser, carder and picker will be moved out. I'm hoping the machine and dresser can return once the loom is up. Before any of this can take place I have to finish weaving the last rug on the Union. That can be accomplished tomorrow, then the chore of all of the above will commence. Anyone wanna come and help? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee?




















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Blogger Leigh said...

Congratulations! Looks a lot like my Glimakra, except I don't have the sectional beam. You will love it!

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Blogger Sharon said...

Don't take a loom upstairs, for more reasons than I can think of right now - it's late. It's not a very good idea.

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Blogger Peg in South Carolina said...

You could sell your union loom?

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A fun set of challenges to have! Nothing quite as exciting as getting a new to you loom -- even the re-arranging can be a great way to clear out old stash and clutter, gain a new sense of excitement about weaving, oh --- and to get a hernia. . . :-)

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