Tools of the Trade Loom For Sale
Over the past month or so I've received quite a few calls from people who have looms they want to rehome. In each case, I have explained how to reach our various weaving guilds, what pictures to take, and what questions interested weavers are likely to ask. And I have offered to try to get the loom rehomed. Of all those conversations, this is the first loom I can really talk about because I have specifics and photos.
This is a Tools of the Trade loom. That's not a brand of loom I'm familiar with but I did my research. People who weave on these looms have only good things to say about them. I mentioned this loom at my monthly weaving group on Tuesday and there was a reverential intake of breath from all in attendance. That is high praise for any brand of loom.
Tools of the Trade looms were built by Arthur Weitzenfeld in Fair Haven, VT during the 70's. As far as I can tell he only build about 450 looms so there is a limited number of them out there.
Fran Moore is moving at the end of the month and doesn't have room for this loom in her new digs. Here are the particulars: 8 shafts, 10 treadles, 44" weaving width with a sectional warp beam. The package includes the lamp on the corner of the castle, the weaving bench with storage under the seat, 5 reeds (6, 8, 10, 12 and 15 dent), container store drawers with yarn, both a manual and an electric bobbin winder, Wooden warp sticks, and a small shuttle. Also included are a stock of samples notebooks, class notes, videos, books and booklets. She is asking $1500 but will take your best offer as she can't bring it with her when she moves. I think this sounds like a great deal!
Fran lives in the San Antonio, Texas area. You can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.