The cavalcade of looms

Since the end of September my loom acquisition hormone is in overdrive. On the last day of September I purchased a used Leclerc Colonial loom. I named the loom Cecile, after the previous owner. It is a counterbalance type. It resides at Home North.

In the three images above you are seeing different views of the same loom. Introducing "Bright", my Harrisville Rug Loom. I also purchased this used ( in November 2016)  and it is a vertical countermarche type. It can weave up to 45 inch width of cloth. This loom is ideally designed to produce rugs, being very heavy duty: heavy beater bar and the warp extender tensioning system. The bags hanging there are the remains of a warp that the seller kindly left on for me. So at least for this first project I will not have to fight with the trickier threading.
And so I currently own three large floor looms and they are one of each type:  jack, counterbalance and vertical countermarche. I am pleased to think that I have set myself up for many years of weaving education and fun. The jack loom and vertical countermarche are at Home South.
Before I forget I actually bought two Harrisville looms in two days. The other is a Belt Loom which I also snapped up used. Once I get that warped there will be a picture of it. That one I can easily hold in the palm of one hand!

Over to knitting. Here are two samples of a group project I am planning for the Guild. Stay tuned for more pictures and revelations on this one soon!


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