I need to downsize my equipment, so....
AVL 40" Basic Modular Loom for sale!
40"weaving width, 4 harnesses (more can be added), 6 treadles, side tie-up
40"single box flyshuttle beater, to attach or not (not pictured)
40”regular warp beam
40”1/2-yard sectional warp beam
Tension box with track and mounting system for warping (not pictured) to attach only when warping sectional beam
End-feed Flyshuttle with bobbin (not pictured)
AVL warp tension system & AVL locking brake system
Original instruction/maintenance binder
AVL Loom bench
Value is $4694 at AVL current catalogue prices.
I will sell all for $2500. Pick up in McPherson, KS or contact me.
Weaving Width: 40”;
Overall Width: 52”;
Front to Back: 48” (28” folded);
Number of Harnesses: 4 (more can be added);
Weight: 250 lbs
I am finally weaving again. I took an intro lesson in Saori weaving in Santa Cruz, CA, and I love it!! So this is my first attempt on my own to weave in the Saori way. This is 100% wool from Brown Sheep Wool. It's finished and but I just have not photographed it yet. I will post the finished scarf soon.
I love weaving in the Saori way!
I love weaving in the Saori way!
(This was taken with a flash, and the colors look a bit different.)
Here's what's on one of my looms as of February. (It's not February anymore? Where did it go?) I thought this would make a dandy Valentine's Day scarf. Unfortunately, I got sidetracked, and it's not much farther today than in in this photo. I did get it tied onto the apron bar. It's Brown Sheep Wool brand yarns from my stash. I was going to experiment with a weft or wefts of one of these colors. It will get done eventually. I've been working more hours at my two part-time jobs and really "getting into" sketching and "My Daily Tree" sketches...
I had fun playing with my antique "Loomette" loom. It's interesting to see how various yarn textures and varigated yarns work as the strand winds back and forth.
After taking this photo (above), I wet-finished it, which made it "snug-up" and more stable.
There is an error on this one (above) because I missed a peg, so I'll redo it.
Just finished a new group of handwoven bookmarks mounted on cards. The new ones are on slightly smaller cards that just fit into legal-size envelopes, which are included. The bookmark can be removed from the card by simply untying the ties. Light-colored paper inside provides a place to write a message.
My first sample bookmark for an off-loom weaving class for high school students. This was woven on a frame loom made of 14" x 14" stretcher bars. Still not sure if knotting the fringe or hemstitching is the best way to finish it off. It's fun to try different yarn combinations and the sky is the limit here.
I finished the shawl last Tuesday. The weft, about 9 p.p.i., is Henry's Attic "Queen Anne's Lace." The warp is about 11 different yarns from my stash. I might go back and twist the fringe. Right now, it is in the gallery of the Visual Arts Alliance of McPherson.
I kept the warp chains separate as I wound on...
It was very slow.
I ran out of packing paper for the warp on the back beam,
so I used red Christmas wrapping paper,
which seemed to work OK last time.
Finally, the multi-texture shawl warp is wound on the loom.
All set to begin weaving, but first,
need to choose the weft.