This Glimakra loom is unique. The loom is massive and made in Sweden. 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. You can also remove the sectional rakes and have a smooth beam.
This loom has been used for tapestries and tightly woven wool saddle blankets. We have also woven boundweave, double corduroy and twill (both warp faced and weft faced) rugs.
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 to hire 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. Incuded is a PC tower, keyboard, control box for a PC and a weave software program called 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.
Beautiful sliding seat bench.
Numerous boat shuttles and bobbins.
This loom will produce intricately patterned table linens, baby blankets, throws or other fabrics. And it has the versatility to also weave rugs. I happen to love REP weave applied to rugs and with 20 harnesses complex patterns are possible.