And quite nicely too I might add. Now I get why these looms were the loom of choice for university/college arts weaving programs then and probably now, assuming any of them need replacing. This is a tank of loom as far as design and build goes, but easily understood, warped and woven on. Mine at least is not fussy, no treadle hooks have popped (old style non-super), The advancing is smooth and easy and the tension holding abilities, excellent.
But what really makes the loom go right to my weaving heart is the ergonomics. It's a very comfortable loom to weave at for me. It sits high so you'll need a higher set bench, but the rear hinged treadles sit high too and well forward, so the reach is straight down, not extending your leg and pushing away from you.
There is the perfect foot rest too. I ordered the newer style with 2 settings depending on how you like to rest your non-weaving leg.
I wove on it for over an hour the first time out and didn't tire one bit. The only modification I'm going to make is to the bench, by putting a piece of memory foam under the sheepskin.
The fancy twill pattern in black, top
and in dark grape.
As I posted before, some of these towels are being made for the fire departments silent auction. A few may make there way to friends and family and hopefully at least one will hang out in my kitchen. After this grape one is finished, I am going to go to unmercerized cotton for the balance of the warp
The Murphy loom is not being neglected either.
This pretty pattern out of Davisons book is a lot of fun to weave. I am using just the same yarns that are in the warp, as weft.
This whole warp might be destined to be runners. I have half a mind to weave it as one long cloth and then cut and hem as I see fit.
For the most part it was a weaving weekend. I got a bit of sewing done but still need to set a sleeve and do some finish work on a Merchant & Mills make. Pics next time around. Easter Sunday was a treat, Gene and I met with my folks and we all went out for dinner. No muss, no fuss, no dish clean-up. Both Mom and I were happy campers about that. Hope your Easter was spent just the way you wanted.
Parting shot: Charlotte heading for 17 this summer. Still beautiful after all these years.