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more looms? more buttons

March 26, 2013

this little part of North American weaving history needed a loving home

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so it has come to live with me

a Structo Artcraft 240

it has a weaving width of 8 inches and a 15 dent reed

and several yards of very old weaving

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the back beam consists of three metal drums, which at one time you could buy pre-warped

although it needs a good cleaning and has some rust problems the action is still smooth and easy

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I’ve been searching the web for an instruction manual – the original was written by Mary Meigs Atwater

if anyone can help with information it would be welcome

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 I couldn’t resist this lovely little cherry wood, adjustable tapestry loom

all I need is MORE TIME!

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some free-form Dorset buttons I’ve been working on for my upcoming class

and some  hand-worked lace buttons on a fabric backing

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a tiny thank you gift that is hugely appreciated

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2013 4:15 pm

    Oooo weee! New goodies. What fun! Have you ever done tapestry weaving? Such beautiful little buttons…so elegant.


    • March 26, 2013 4:23 pm

      Kristin – I took tapestry classes many years ago but never did much – too many other things on the go. the husband of a friend made it (he also made the temples I use) I just love the wood – and the tools!


  2. myrajdunn permalink
    March 26, 2013 10:01 pm

    How many looms do you have, Jean? It sounds like you have a wonderful collection.


    • March 26, 2013 10:06 pm

      Myra – not many, the loom I always weave on – a 16 harness, 40″ AVL manual dobby and 3 teaching looms – 4 harness and 8 harness Woolhouse and an 8 harness LeClerc table loom on floor stands. These are just for fun. With all the extra equipment (and books!) I’ll soon be living in the garden.


  3. Lorrie Irwin permalink
    March 28, 2013 9:56 am

    Love the buttons!


  4. March 28, 2013 8:26 pm

    That old loom looks like such a treasure!


    • March 28, 2013 9:49 pm

      saffronskye – I want to be able to weave on it and I think it is going to need a lot of work


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