the loom

Here it is, our little Glimåkra, it takes only 70×80 cm of the floor space, my man’s grandfather used to weave kitchen towels on it (which we still use, they are all soft and fluffy). It has 4 shafts with the possibility of adding 2 more shafts  (so I can even weave rosepath, he-he), and the max width of the weaving is about 58 cm. According to the assembly instruction (on single piece of paper)  the model is called “Hobby” but I coudn’t find any information on the web about this model, it seems they stopped producing it quite some time ago. Well, one day I will visit  Glimåkra loom museum and ask them about it.

The loom has been standing still for 32 years, with cut red cottolin threads hanging from it and now I have warped it (with the help of my sweet and most supportive man) and started weaving a little rag rug.


6 responses to “the loom

  1. ulitasloom August 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Sweet little loom! I´ve been working for a wile on a loom with a hanging beater and it was so comfortable and easy. Looking forward to see work in progress…

  2. onesmallstitch August 12, 2012 at 1:07 am

    beautiful loom, it’s timeless and the family history makes it extra special.

    • Alfia August 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

      thank you, yes, i am starting to feel like a little link in the family’s textile tradition – all old tools and handmade textiles end up in our house – and it is a nice feeling.

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