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Nilus Tapestry Loom for Sale

Used Tapestry Loom for Sale:
Upright tapestry loom – Made by Nilus Leclerc of Quebec, Canada. Model: Tissart. two Harnesses – two Treadle 60 inch weaving width .
This loom has now sold
This model was discontinued several years ago so they are hard to find now. Drawing and parts list can be found on the Leclerc website at http://www.leclerclooms.com/draw_inst/da_tissart.PDF

The loom is in great, but used condition. It comes with one 60″ reed and the original Leclerc Manual. There is no bench. The loom is currently assembled and located in Lemont, IL (Chicago area) Would prefer pick up as shipping would be very expensive.

Price $800

Please contact Betty Kirk for more information.
Email:
bbkirk at sbcglobal.net

Nilus tapestry loom

 

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Vintage Grant Hand Weaving Supply Company Tabletop Loom; 60's to 70's

$135.00
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Ashford 20" Knitter's Loom, w/stand, bag, 4 various heddles, + more

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VTG PENDLETON MAPLE WOOD FLOOR LOOM 31" & WARPING BOARD WEAVING FOLDING beautifu

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Rebuilder Tapestry

LouLou Morris, one of the regulars to our local Stitch and Bitch group that meets on Monday evenings at The Park Tavern in Chichester, is also a tapestry weaver. Recently she was commissioned to weave a tapestry for the Chichester Cathedral to celebrate the rebuilding of the cathedral spire.

Rebuilder Tapestry
Rebuilder Tapestry

Artist Statement
Loulou Morris
“Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the foundations of past generations. You will be called the Rebuilder of Broken Walls and the Restorer of Streets Where People live” Isaiah 58:12

Although the theme of my residency is linked to the collapse and subsequent rebuilding of the Cathedral spire, I have chosen to use the prophetic words to explore the idea of “rebuilding” in other ways – as I believe they were intended. There is much to celebrate in the reconstruction of a building; there is even more to celebrate in the regeneration of a people, the renewal of relationships or the healing of an individual. All these strands have been in my mind as I have chosen imagery and words to be included in the tapestry that I shall be weaving during the residency. The act of weaving – creating both imagery and surface at the same time – is wonderful to partake in, as spectator or maker. First there is emptiness, then warp as the foundation and then weft builds the structure and tells the story. Tapestry weaving is a slow and careful art in a fast world. There are no instant results.

Tapestry Artist Rebuilds New Spire
Halfunderstood Blogspot
How long will it take to complete? Loulou estimates about 4 months. So follow on to LouLou’s blogspot to watch the continued progress of this tapestry.

Tapestry on Pipe Loom
Tapestry on Pipe Loom

Rebuilder Tapestry
Rebuilder Tapestry

Rebuilder tapestry

Rebuilder Tapestry
Rebuilder Tapestry
Rebuilder Tapestry
Rebuilder Tapestry

Tapestry Weaving
Tapestry Pillow
Hemp Rya Tapestry
Cardboard Loom Tapestry
Twill Tapestry
Horse Song Tapestry

Tapestry Weaving Books
Tapestry Weaving (Search Press Classics)
Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide
Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique
Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide

Vintage Grant Hand Weaving Supply Company Tabletop Loom; 60's to 70's

$135.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-5-2020 17:30:16 PST
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Ashford 20" Knitter's Loom, w/stand, bag, 4 various heddles, + more

$335.00 (30 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 11:51:50 PST
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VTG PENDLETON MAPLE WOOD FLOOR LOOM 31" & WARPING BOARD WEAVING FOLDING beautifu

$700.00
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Looms: aa051799

Looms of one type or another have been used for centuries to make cloth. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be used to make simple edgings or braids or can be computerized to create complex designs. As early as 2000 BC, backstrap and horizontal looms were used in the Andes. Native Americans also used a similar “Pacific” loom. The warp threads were tied to a post and held in place by a backstrap. The threads were spaced apart by a single hand-operated heddle.

The warp-weighted loom was used until the Middle Ages. It was comprised of a frame, with a roller beam on top. The warp, (vertical threads of the loom), went through the heddles, (loops of string). The warp threads were held under tension by attaching weights at the bottom of the loom. The heddles raised or lowered the warp threads to make a shed or space so that the weft (the horizontal threads) could be woven across. As each weft thread was woven, it was beaten down into place with a comb, piece of bone or wooden sword.

Looms today still work under the same principles. The warp threads are attached to the front and back beams, and are held under tension. Each warp thread passes through a heddle which can be a knotted string, a texsolv heddle or a metal heddle, that raises or lowers the thread, allowing the weft to be woven through the warp threads. Each heddle rests on a shaft or harness.

With tapestry looms, the threads are manipulated by hand. The weft is finger woven through the warp and the design is created through the use of various colors of thread. Some tapestry looms have 2 shafts that are attached to foot pedals. When the pedal is depressed, the shafts are raised allowing the weft to be passed through more easily. Looms can also have multiple shafts, that allow for more complex pattern designs.

Floor looms of today can be classed into 3 types, Jack,
Counterbalance
and Countermarche.

With a Jack loom, the sheds are raised up when a pedal is depressed. Jack looms can be a bit noisy to operate, as when your foot is removed from the pedal, the shed falls back into place with a bang.

A Counterbalance loom operates on the principle of counterweighting. When some shafts are lowered, the others are raised. This results in a smoother, and quieter weaving action.

The countermarche loom is most popular in Scandinavia and Europe and in my opinion gives the best shed. Due to the pulley action, the warp threads are pulled both up and down, resulting in less stress upon each individual thread. In hand or foot powered looms, the treadling sequence is done from memory. This can result in treadling errors.

To aid in complex treadling sequences, the dobby loom was invented where the raising of the pattern shafts is controlled by a peg system. This system was further enhanced with a computerized version. The Woodpecker

This tapestry was woven by apprentices of William Morris, in 1878.

More about Looms

Computers and Looms
Did you know that computers and looms have something in common?

How to Warp a Loom
A beginner’s guide to warping a loom, in 10 easy steps.

Cardboard Box Loom
Make your own loom using a cardboard box.

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Vintage Grant Hand Weaving Supply Company Tabletop Loom; 60's to 70's

$135.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-5-2020 17:30:16 PST
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Ashford 20" Knitter's Loom, w/stand, bag, 4 various heddles, + more

$335.00 (30 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 11:51:50 PST
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VTG PENDLETON MAPLE WOOD FLOOR LOOM 31" & WARPING BOARD WEAVING FOLDING beautifu

$700.00
End Date: Thursday Feb-20-2020 13:50:57 PST
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Looms

Weaving looms, big and small, rigid heddle, computer dobby, beadlooms, used looms or build your own.

Looms
About Looms

Beadlooms
Suppliers and projects for beadlooms.

Loom Building
Patterns and instructions for making your own loom.

Used Equipment
Thinking of buying recycled wheels or looms? Here are some places that offer used equipment.

Small Looms
Inkle, card, frame, backstrap looms, finger weaving,braids, lucets.

Cardboard Box Loom Project
You don’t need expensive equipment to weave. A flat piece of cardboard or a cardboard box can easily turn into a loom that you can weave mug rugs, placemats or intricate tapestries on.

Computers and Looms
Modern computer technology wouldn’t be where it is today without the loom.

Jacquard Looms
Photos of a Jaquard loom at the Science Museum in London.

Junk Store Treasures
A photo gallery of antique looms and weaving equipment.

Loom Maintenance
Proper maintenance and cleaning of your loom, will keep it in good running order.

Looms
A photo gallery of looms on display at the Museum for Textiles: Warp-weighted, backstrap, Ground, Foot, Vertical Beam looms.
Backstrap loom
Warp weighted loom
Ground loom
Vertical beam loom

My New Loom
My latest loom purchase is an 8 shaft countermarche Snickeri loom – wonderful!

Weaving Books

The Weaver’s Book: Fundamentals of Handweaving
UK: Fundamentals of Handweaving

Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand-Weaving Techniques and Pattern Drafts for the Beginning Weaver
A definitive guide to handloom weaving: step-by-step instructions, intricacies of color, fiber and how to use them effectively.
UK: Key to Weaving

Weaving For Worship Handweaving for Churches and Synagogues
UK: Weaving for Worship

..More Weaving Books

Aarhus Weaving Center
Diane and Bill Marshall provide fine weaving equipment including Harrisville Looms and produce award winning rugs and blankets.

Apple Hollow Farm
Apple Hollow has a wide selection of new and used looms, spinning wheels, yarns, fibres, classes and weaving tales to amuse.

AK:s Snickeri
A Swedish site featuring Snickeri looms (similar to Glimakra countermarche)

AVL Looms
AVL floor, dobby and computerized looms for the “structure” weaver.

Beka Looms
Lambs Ear Farm carries a selection of Beka Inkle and Rigid heddle looms.

C. L. Blomqvist – Weaving Equipment
Sweden’s C.L. Blomqvist is a mail-order supplier with a wide selection of weaving equipment: reeds, shuttles, swifts, loom benches, texsolv, and yarns.

Camilla Valley Farm
Camilla Valley Farm, located north of Toronto, Ont, provides quality supplies for weavers, including Leclerc looms and warping tools.

Craft Design Plans
David Bryant has loom plans for those who would like to make their own loom.

Elkhorn Mountains Weaving Studio
Joanne Hall sells beautiful Swedish Andersson looms. Her website is also full of useful FAQ info, loom tie-up instructions, and a glossary.

The Fiber Studio
The Fiber Studio in Henniker, NH has looms in all shapes and sizes, from children’s to table and floor looms.

Dundas Loom Company
The Dundas Loom Company in Missoula MT makes finely crafted Dundas looms and weaving products.

Gunnar Andersson’s Vavskedfabrik
Reeds, bobbin winders, swifts, warping mills, and looms of Swedish pine, both Glimakra and Oxberg.

Harrisville Designs
Harrisville looms come in kit form, in 4 and 8 shaft varieties as well as sturdy rug looms.

Housecleaning Pages
This is a great place to look for and to list used looms, spinning wheels and other equipment.

Leclerc Looms
Canadian-made Leclerc looms: jack, inkle, computer-dobby and the new Voyageur.

Louet
Louet is a wholesale distributor of looms, spinning wheels, yarns and fibres. Products may be purchased from Louet retailers.

Mountain Loom
Mountain Loom Company offers precision-engineered looms for the hobbyist and professional alike.

Shannock Tapestry Looms
Looms, yarns, bobbins and beaters for the tapestry weaver.

Mountain Spun Farm
Mountain Spun Farm has a bit of something for everyone. Triangle looms, spinning tools, Shetland and Romney sheep, Angora and Cashmere goats, angora bunnies and other fibre and fleece.

Leesburg Looms and Supply
Leesburg Looms has handcrafted table and floor looms and weaving supplies.

Stansfields of Almondbury
Stansfields of Almondbury have been making hand looms for the textile industry for over 60 years. Their beautifully crafted looms are constructed from southern Yello Pine.

Loomster
The Loomster is a new type of loom for weaving non-traditional materials and large sized projects up to 3 metres wide.

Table Looms by the Germains
Table looms in 8, 12 and 16 shafts. Also weaving accessories including Angel Wings and reed feet.

Texsolv
The Texsolv Runlock system of heddles and tie-up cord can be adapted to almost any loom. This site explains how to use texsolv and gives examples of types of tie-ups illustrated with diagrams.

Steel Heddle
Accessories for your looms: reeds, heddles harness frames.

Travelin’ Troubadours of Ohio

The Travelin’ Trobadours of Ohio have combined music along with weaving. A senior citizen who makes her own music and sells looms as well as creates midi music and her own web pages!

Tri-Loom
Carl Spriggs of Carol Leigh’s Specialties has developed this unique triangular loom that dresses itself.

Weavers Friend
Janet Meany has an excellent resource library of manuals for historic looms.

WeaversGuild
WeaversGuild looms are made in British Columbia, Canada. You can choose from counterbalance floor looms or bead and tapestry looms. The site also includes a free Swiss Christmas star pattern that you can make using soda straws.

Wild West Weaver On-line Catalog
Wild West Weaver’s Navajo weaving supplies, yarns and wools.

Woolhouse Tools
Woolhouse Tools in Armstrong, British Columbia makes beautiful table and floor looms, shuttles, ball-winders and other weaving accessories.

Yarn Barn
The Yarn Barn has a wide variety of floor, rug and tapestry weaving looms and spinning equipment: Reeves, Schacht, Toika, Glimakra, Dundas, Harrisville, Mirrix.

Halfway Tree Loom Construction
Halfway Tree has lots of information on building your own floor or table loom with references to books and building plans.

How to Build a Frame Loom
Easy to follow diagrams for building your own simple frame loom.

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Vintage Grant Hand Weaving Supply Company Tabletop Loom; 60's to 70's

$135.00
End Date: Thursday Mar-5-2020 17:30:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $135.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ashford 20" Knitter's Loom, w/stand, bag, 4 various heddles, + more

$335.00 (30 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 11:51:50 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VTG PENDLETON MAPLE WOOD FLOOR LOOM 31" & WARPING BOARD WEAVING FOLDING beautifu

$700.00
End Date: Thursday Feb-20-2020 13:50:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $700.00
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