Wednesday, July 04, 2012

WOW, I am blown away with kindness

The Internet is an amazing thing. I acquired a Harris Folding CounterMarch loom, unassembled. I scoured the internet and found the original manufacturer who sold me the missing Flax Loom Cord. They (Elaine and Kevin) suggested getting a copy of LOOM MECHANICS, Monograph Series, Number 3 from the Handweavers Studio in London ( [ kudos to Hillary who gave me much advise on the universal tieup ] Cord and pamphlet arrived from England a week later. It was magical. Then found a lovely woman named Suzanne (and Michael-for tech support) who is trying to sell the same loom (see below). She sent me these images that will be a huge help in tying up the treadles! WOW... this is so wonderful. 10 years ago this would never have been possible.

Suzanne's loom is for sale

33. Harris Folding Floor Loom

Four shaft, countermarch, Harris folding rug loom. Height 42", width 43", Depth 35". Weaving width 34". Includes 34" 8 dent reed, 38" raddle, 2 x 18" ski shuttles, 2 x 29" flat shuttles, warp sticks and cross sticks. Bought new and hardly used. £500 (buyer collects from Weymouth, Dorset) Contact: Suzanne Davies Tel: 01305 829 294 Advertised Since: Sunday 06 May 2012
I have (with the help of Mom) gotten the shafts tied up so far. To be continued. and for those who are looking for more information about this loom, I found this Midland Spinner who was kind enough to send me a copy of her assembly instructions and this fact-filled post with photos and diagrams on looms. There is a bunch of stuff on Google and YouTube. Harris Loom: Elaine Neil, Office Manager Emmerich (Berlon) Wotton Road, No 2706079 Ashford, England, Kent TN23 6JY Workbenches, Tools and Looms. Tel: +44 (0) 1233 622684 Fax: +44 (0) 1233 645801