Louet Spring Treadle Floor Looms
The Louet “Spring” loom is one of the most innovative cleverly designed floor looms on the market today. It uses the Parallel countermarch system for the harnesses and lams, which is easy to use and simple to tie-up.
An exclusive feature to this loom is the patented moving breast beam controlled by springs. The breast beam is attached to the loom in such a way that it is free to move toward the harnesses when the shed is made and then back toward the weaver when the shed is closed again. The distance between the breast beam and the back beam actually changes during weaving. With this system a larger shed can be obtained with less tension increase in the warp and less effort from the weaver. The advantages of this system are especially evident as you near the end of the warp. Even when the end of the warp is very close to the harnesses, a good shed can be made, thus saving yards and yards of wasted warp over the life of your loom.
The moving breast beam also brings on exactly the same warp tension each time the warp is advanced. The design of the loom includes a built-in raddle on top of the castle and a storage shelf for keeping everything you need within easy reach.
The heddles and tie-up cords are of the Swedish Texsolv system, which make them quite strong and non-stretching. The Spring loom is available in your choice of 2 weaving widths: 90cm (35 3/8”) or 110cm (43 1/4”). The “Spring” is made of lacquered beech and comes ready-to-assemble with clear instructions and tools.
The Spring 90 comes standard with either 8 or 12 harnesses, 10 or 14 treadles (respectively), 600 Texsolv heddles, stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 e.p.i.) with 12 cm (5”) inside height, friction brake, 2 lease sticks and 16 warp sticks.
The Spring 110 is identical to the Spring 90 but has a weaving width of 110cm (43 ¼”). It comes standard with either 8 or 12 harnesses, 10 or 14 treadles (respectively), 800 Texsolv heddles, stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 e.p.i.) with 12 cm (5”) inside height, friction brake, 2 lease sticks and 16 warp sticks.
Matching bench (height 57cm / 22 3/8”)
Sectional warp beam with sections of 2 and 4cm (1” in North America)
Second warp beam including extra back beam
Extension set of 4 harnesses and 4 treadles (to a max of 12 harnesses)
Flying Dutchman shuttle
Fly shuttle device
The full dimensions of the loom are:
(WxDxH) Spring 90: 120 x 94 x 115cm (46 x 37 x 45 ¼”), Spring 110: 140 x 94 x 115cm (53 x 37 x 45 ¼”). The Spring looms are packaged in two boxes for economical shipping.
Weight: Spring 90: 43 kg (95 lb), Spring 110: 50 kg (110 lb), Add 5.5kg (12 lb) for an extension set.
Price: Price Varies