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February 6, 2013

help! while  sorting boxes for the weekend sale I came across this

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the box is labeled “table warp cross gate”

does anyone know how it works, what it does?tools 003

the piece on the left lifts out

I love tools, and have a collection

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but I’m willing to part with this one if you know what to do with it.

the crochet hooks were turned by son Paul when he was in high school.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. lagriccia permalink
    February 10, 2013 12:10 am

    How interesting!


  2. February 7, 2013 2:27 pm

    such a complication for a simple thing. ok, now i’m a total luddite.


    • February 7, 2013 2:54 pm

      Velma – nope, not a luddite, just practical. why need more expensive stuff, just warp with lease sticks like it has been done for hundreds of years.


  3. February 7, 2013 1:46 am

    a saori cross holder


  4. February 6, 2013 2:00 pm

    It is a cross holder; you place the warp cross in it so that you can slay the reed with the cross in place withou holding it in your hand.
    Hope that is helpful!


    • February 6, 2013 2:51 pm

      Amanda – thank you, I learn something new everyday. looks like it could be more trouble than it is worth! I warp from back to front with lease sticks in my cross.


      • Sampling permalink
        February 6, 2013 3:22 pm

        It is useful when warping front to back, it means that you can stop anytime without losing the cross. However, I am not sure that you can use it when warping back to front.


      • February 6, 2013 4:00 pm

        sampling – thanks, again. there is no point when warping back to front as the cross is secure in the lease sticks which are very firmly tied to the frame of the loom. hopefully I can find a home for it.


      • Sampling permalink
        February 6, 2013 4:14 pm

        Are you on Ravelry? There are a few Saori groups there and I am sure someone will be interested. Equipment like that very seldom comes up in the second hand market. If you are not, I can email you a list of there contact details of the Saori Studios in your area. Where are you? BTW, I an going to do the Foundation Kasuri course at the Kawashima Textile school in the Autumn term! Very excited about that.


      • February 6, 2013 4:36 pm

        sampling – thanks, I’m in Victoria B.C. Canada and I know the Saori dealer here so will take it to them. I was at Kawashima for 6 months in 1987 and focused on kasuri at that time. The school programs have changed completely since then – a matter of financial survival. I would love to hear from you after you’ve been there. Have a great time.


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