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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 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


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

    Love the buttons!


  3. 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.


  4. 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!


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