A few months ago I decided that the Cranbrook loom would have to go. I really wanted this loom for a long time and was so delighted when I finally found one. It’s a huge loom with a 6 foot weaving width and eight harnesses. It looks like a large loom on steroids. It’s beautiful but it takes up a huge amount of space. As long as I want to weave large rugs, the loom makes perfect sense, but I seem to be moving in another direction.
Since bigger is always better, it really surprises me that I’m eager to down-size. My new Saori loom has a weaving width of only 23 inches and as a counter balance loom is designed for plain weave only but it makes me very happy. I have two eight harness looms – the Baby Mac with a weaving width of 22 inches and the Gilmore with a weaving width of 40 inches. I think taken together that gives me all the harness and width options that I need to keep me happily weaving for some time. Not that I’m giving up the right to find and fall in love with some other loom.