Louet Floor Looms from Red Barn Farm
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David 70 (28") The David, a unique sinking shed jack loom, has become a popular small floor loom on today’s market. Weaving on this loom gives you a real appreciation for the word balance. “Balance” is the key in this design. Louet engineers skillful design has created a sturdy, well-balanced and easy to treadle loom. Technically, the David is a compactly constructed floor loom that takes less floor space, but still has many of the same features of a large floor loom. The “David” uses an ingenious but simple to understand system of springs and pulleys, which produces a generous shed with remarkable light treadling. The David has a built-in raddle and shelf and comes standard with four harnesses and six treadles. It is expandable with an addition of four harnesses and 5 treadles to eight harnesses with 10 treadles. The tie-up is made to the metal parallel lams, which can be tied either singly or in combinations, allowing for unbalanced weaves not possible on the usual kind of sinking shed loom, the counterbalance type. This loom comes pre-assembled $2275.00
The David 90 is 36 inch weaving width. The back beam of this loom folds up to save space while the loom is idle. It also passes easily through any standard door frame. Dimensions: David 70 is 87 cm (35”) wide and David 90 is 107 cm (42”) wide, 127 cm (50”) high and 85 cm (34”) deep and 65 cm (26”) folded. $2475.00
Spring 90 The Louet “Spring” loom is one of the most innovative cleverly designed floor looms on the market today. It uses the Parallel countermarch system for the harnesses and lams, which is easy to use and simple to tie-up. An exclusive feature to this loom is the patented moving breast beam controlled by springs. The breast beam is attached to the loom in such a way that is free to move toward the harnesses when the shed is made and then back toward the weaver when the shed is closed again. The distance between the breast beam and the back beam actually changes during weaving. With this system a larger shed can be obtained with less tension increase in the warp and less effort from the weaver. The advantages of this system are especially evident as you near the end of the warp. Even when the end of the warp is very close to the harnesses, a good shed can be made, thus saving yards and yards of wasted warp over the life of your loom. The moving breast beam also brings on exactly the same warp tension each time the warp is advanced. The design of the loom includes a built-in raddle on top of the castle and a storage shelf for keeping everything you need within easy reach.
Delta 110 The Delta's treadles are hinged from the back allowing for a very light weight treadling action. The DELTA is a modern parallel counter marche loom based on the HOLLANDIA, which it replaces, and the very successful SPRING. The DELTA is easily recognizable as the flagship for the LOUET line of Floor looms. Comfortable, robust and technologically advanced, but above all a weaver's loom. Warp tension can be adjusted by fine increments to insure the tension is just the way you want it. The floating breast beam insures tension is returned to exactly the same tension as you had before you advanced the cloth. Tie ups are easy. Every treadle is tied to every harness which means you only have to depress one treadle at a time. All treadles work the same way across the full width of the loom because of the parallel system. Also, all lams are horizontal which makes changing tie-ups quick and easy. For individual comfort, blocks are available to adjust treadle height. Harnesses are adjustable to allow you to create slack in the heddles for easier threading and tighten them for weaving. The brake system on the DELTA is a friction brake system on the warp beam, which is sturdy and easy to operate. A convenient advancing system is provided on the cloth beam.
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