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Topic: How to "restore" a loom?  (Read 2264 times)
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« on: May 17, 2009 10:23:29 AM »

Does anyone have any tips, links, or book suggestions for restoring/repairing looms? I was just given a loom that sat on my mother in laws covered porch for years. It's solid.. but needs some serious TLC. I'd like to fix it up for my Aunt but I know absolutely nothing about looms. Help?

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009 07:09:32 AM »

Hello Wildfyre,

Do you have any pictures of the loom in its current condition? This will give us a better idea of the state of the loom and what might need to be done to restore it.


« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 04:30:35 PM »

Well I can't find the picture of it before it was moved. My husband separated it into two parts to move it.. so here is what it looks like now.


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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009 09:28:49 AM »

Has anyone ever done this before? I just need an idea of where to start. I'll be bringing it to her in August and really don't want to give it to her in the shape it's in now.. help!

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Nonna Linda
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011 03:49:47 PM »


I realize this is a really old post, but maybe that means you can provide me with a whole lot of help.  I was given a "Klenz" counterbalance loom that I want to reassemble and use.  I did a little weaving long ago, but sure don't know how to do this without some help.  The loom is not completely apart, but the tricky part -- 4 harnesses, 6 treadles and the pole across the top, came to me in a pile.  Do you have any good books or sites to recommend as a guide?

Mama Brymble
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011 09:25:49 PM »

I too have an antique carpet loom that needs some love, and new heddles.  I've woven on a similar loom before, but I was very young, and remember very little about the parts.  The loom is now in pieces in the barn. 
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011 10:16:52 PM »

Weavolution has a number of people who have restored looms and can probably point you in the right direction.
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