Actually, hers would probably be much bigger, amazing what stolen millions will do. .......
I am blaming friend Cindie, for letting me sit at her Macomber for a few minutes on a recent visit. Who knew a jack loom could be so smooth and have such big shed? And lets not forget my proclivity for wanting to try out as many looms as I can.
Anyway, this one appeared magically (don't they always?) and DH only had to travel down to Ashland to get it. It was delivered into the studio the Tuesday before Christmas and has been dubbed St. Nick.
He has 12 shafts, 14 treadles, 2 back beams ( plain and sectional), and weighs about 300 lbs. This is an old B5 with the production number 786, so guessing here as a late 1940's or early 50's model.
He was pretty grimy and dusty but rust free and has been kept in good weaving condition. I spent a little time with the wood portions and a lot of time cleaning the jacks and lams. I have a ton of extra flat steel heddles for him and will need to put some bundles on that were taken off some shafts. There was also a very generous amount of the tie up hooks. Now that will be a learning process using those.
And of course over Christmas my parents gave me a new dog!
Isn't he cute? Made completely out of newspaper. I think it is an amazing little piece of sculptural art.
Shaggy dog and I are smitten. Doesn't eat much either and not a barker. He just rustles.....
Christmas was wonderful BTW, good food, fun gifts (lots of nylabones and new dogs beds too.),
The trees heavy with snow. By the 26th of course, where ever the sun hits and it gets warm, the snow slides off.
I forget what it is like to see snow on a barren landscape with just deciduous trees. I'll take our forest of fir and pine any day.
And this year, we will all get to celebrate with my Mother on her birthday, New Years Eve!
Of course in true Imelda fashion, I will have new shoes to wear.
Thanks Mom, love them. :) The shoes are resting on one of the new plush dog beds made by Tiger Dreamz. Mink I think.
Parting shot:Stella not quite ready to share the chair with the newcomer. But close is okay.