This wonderful loom has been living in our studio for the past several years. I weave on it regularly and love it. This is Schacht’s Standard Floor Loom has a high castle and 45″ weaving width. The high castle includes a storage tray and has the upright for an extension lamp. The back beam is set up for sectional warping but can easily be used for non-sectional warping either front to back or back to front.
This loom comes with 8 shafts which will allow you to weave with a wonderful array of structures. It has an underslung jack mechanism to raise the shafts. The jacks pivot from two points equidistant from the center and lift the shafts by pushing up on the center point. The parallel lamm system gives these looms a light treadling action without any adjustment of tie-up cords.
The tie-up system is quick and easy to use. Pre-measured nylon tie-up cords hang from the lamms and are attached to a treadle by sliding the appropriate cords into the treadle slot. This makes changing tie-ups very fast.
Other special features of our Standard Floor Looms include:
- friction-reducing aluminum shaft channels
- a back beam that folds with or without a warp on the loom, removable back and front beams
- an adjustable open-sided beater.
- precise tension control with a ratchet gear and ratchet dog on the cloth beam and a friction brake on the warp beam
You will notice that this loom comes with a natural cottolin warp already wound - 12 yards set at 12 warps/inch.
We are not in a position to ship this loom so it will need to be picked up at the studio in Cat Spring, TX.