Recently, a friend who is also a weaver, offered to give me a Swedish counterbalance loom with ten shafts. She owned it for many years but had never used it. She just wasn't inclined to getting it up and running when she had other looms that she loved. She knew I liked to restore looms that might be useful to me, so that is how I got started with my most recent project.
This is how it looked when I picked it up at the beginning of last week. It is basically put together correctly except for the treadles.
This is the pile of lamms, shaft bars and lease sticks after cleaning.
The stringing of the shafts, treadles, cloth and warp beams are going to have to wait, since I need to order Texsolv cord and heddles.
The rest of this week will be taken up with getting ready for weaving demonstrations in the craft barn at the Antique Flywheelers show at the end of the week. Stop in to see all the demonstrations of the different farm equipment, saw mill, blacksmith, threshing, grinding flour, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and so much more. Here is a link for more information:
Antique Flywheelers show