Just ordered my new loom and will be picking it up on Saturday!! I purchased the 36″ Mighty Wolf by Schacht, an 8 harness, 10 treadle Floor Loom. As I researched this loom I was quite impressed by the features. The treadles are not a direct tie up style.
There are slots in the wood of each treadle so that you just slide the tie up cords into the desired treadle slot to “tie it up” to that particular shaft (harness). So easy! Another feature I though would be great is that each of the heddle shafts can be completely lifted out of the loom to add in or take out extra heddles. It can be laid on the table to work on, so no more finagling with the bars while the shafts are on the loom and consequently dropping heddles on the floor or worse, realizing you have missed threading one of the heddle bottoms after you have finished putting them on. Of course, that always ends up being the 50th heddle out of the hundred that you have put on, way back in the middle of the shaft! Hate to admit it but, yes, that has happened to me a couple of times with the Wolf Pup loom.
I already own the Wolf Pup, 4 harness, 4 treadle, 18″ loom by Schacht (pictured above). It has been a great little workhorse, but I am looking forward to the ability to do more complicated patterns with the 8 harness model and the much wider 36″ loom. Like the Wolf Pup the new loom has the ability to be folded up for storage with or without a warp on the loom. For anyone that has limited space for their equipment this is a great feature.
New pics to follow soon…..
until then I wish you Peace……….