Handwoven area rugs to enhance the warmth and beauty of your home
I have 3 looms for sale and all the accessories to the looms.
My remaining 3 looms are all air-powered. Each of these looms has been modified. Let's put a value on these modifications. If you're going to make a living weaving, you need an efficient, easy to operate loom. These looms are much easier to use than a stock loom and they make a better rug.
This loom has eight harnesses. Any one or all can be raised so designs are endless. The basic loom sells for around $22,000 +. The following improvements would cost about $12,000. The original brake system was a wood pulley with a steel cable. It slipped, so we replaced it with metal gears and air-powered dogs that securely lock the thread beam. We replaced the original 3" beams with 6" steel beams. We also added a foot switch controlled gear motor on the warp beam and air cylinders to the beater so one person can warp and weave a firm rug. Weaving is effortless with a wonderful shed. We replaced the wood-chain dobby with a computer. The program software is ProWeave. Stock on the loom is air power on the harnesses/no treadles and two sectional thread beams so you can weave with two warps.
There is room for four more harnesses which we are planning to do.
A computer-controlled set of designs and warp/weft combinations using the same warp-up can make a wholesale offering to interior designer showrooms easier.
Included are 12.5, 12, 10, 8, 8, 6.5, 5 dent reeds, extra heddles and several rag shuttles. These accessories alone are worth several hundred dollars.
One person can easily warp and weave on this machine. You don't need hired help.
This Glimakra loom is unique. Glimakra isn’t making them anymore. The loom is massive and made in Sweden. Shipping it here is expensive and the market is limited. New price would be at least $25,000. In addition to the original Swedish quality craftsmanship, our loom has been modified by a previous weaver in Texas who had a business weaving fancy show saddle blankets. His modifications of air powered beater and harnesses plus steel harnesses and heddles make it easier for the production weaver.
Four steel beams 6 ½” diameter
Overhead beater is a huge wood beam
The reed overall height is 9” to accommodate a huge shed. The reed is 6 dent.
Beater and 4 harnesses are air powered. Because of the air power on harnesses, you can weave patterns using one harness up, 3 harnesses down, (i.e. double corduroy pattern.)
Steel harnesses and metal heddles.
Modifications which we've added are:
Four air controlled steel gear brakes all controlled by one air switch at the front.
Foot switch controlled gear motor on the warp beam. One person can warp the loom section by section.
This loom has been used for tapestries and tightly woven wool saddle blankets. We have also woven boundweave and double corduroy rugs on it.
The air power beater makes an extremely tight rug with minimal effort from the weaver.
One person can warp and weave on this loom. You don't need hired help.
This loom would be the ideal piece of equipment for the weaver with a saddle blanket business.
65" MACOMBER FLOOR LOOM
This loom has 20 harnesses and has a computerized air system to create the harness patterns plus a power cloth advance. The computer controls air lines to the harnesses to provide the sheds of the pattern. It's a PC computer system, so you would need a PC software weaving program. I use ProWeave.
The MaComber has two switches on the beater that change the shed in sync with the beater operation, so an experienced weaver develops a rhythm of throwing the shuttle and beating without thinking about changing the shed.
Included are 12.5, 12, 10, and 8 dent reeds
1" Sectional beam.
Numerous boat shuttles and bobbins.
This loom will produce intricately patterned table linens, baby blankets, colonial replicas, or other fabrics.