Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Two Harness Hand Loom

Before I got immersed in computers, I was very actively pursuing weaving. I was (and still am) fascinated by the complexity of the process of creating patterns in cloth. This is probably a countermarch loom. The reference to two harnesses containing heddles refers to the number of sets of looped wires or cords in a loom available to raise or lower the warp so the shuttle or shuttles carrying the weft threads can pass through the warp to make the cloth. From the look of this loom it is quite old, but newer looms of the same type will have essentially the same design.

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