Here’s the newest addition to my family of Rigid Heddle Looms. . .
a used size A Easy Weaver, which I found on eBay.
Smaller, 17-1/2″ x 10″, and much lighter, than my 18″ x 18″ Bs,
this baby will be easier to tote around!
Although it can only weave fabric 6″ wide, (compared to about 14 1/2″ for the size B) that’s not a problem for demonstration purposes. What is a problem is the missing “shedmaker”. That’s what Harrisville calls the tall block of wood which serves as a heddle rest. . . near the middle of the larger loom. But DH says he can make one. Yay!
He has plenty of time to get that done. . . my next demo isn’t until August 5th, during Putnam, CT’s next First Friday.
Oh, I want to share with you the fun little bonuses that came with my new loom:
a 7 x 10 pegLoom,
which I suspect one of the Crochet Corner ladies will enjoy weaving on, (Found a couple of video tutorials: Part One, and Part Two.*. Looks like DH needs to make us a pick-up stick, maybe by tapering down one end of a wooden ruler.)
and a 1995 Harrisville Designs catalog!
Interesting to see that back then you could order Refill Warp Kits in SIX different color combinations for the Size A
and, on the right-hand page, three for the, then NEW, size B.
* More Information on Lap Looms:
- First 2 min. of this video, from Schacht, talks about larger versions.
- Double warp to weave with finer threads.
- I like the over-sized wooden needle that comes with this one!
- Note to Self: Could add legs to any frame loom as a way to display a finished weaving or work-in-progress.
- Instruction Booklet – pdf