Wednesday, 4 January 2017
A busy start to the New Year
The rest of the week, I've been replacing worn out weird bits - like 18 yards of elastic tape and resetting the shafts because they were way too high and rushing off a test piece, so that I could adjust the tension. Once I got it set up, the old gal turns out to have a fabulous shed. The brake took a few minutes to get used but it holds an amazing tension for a jack loom. I'm not sure about the texsolve heddles yet. The move in weird and different ways than the metal heddles, but they work perfectly. As well, they are so light that it takes no effort at all to treadle and quiet - I don't think I've heard a loom that quiet. The test weaving was only 14 inches wide, so we'll have to see how a large piece does. The next one though, will likely be the twill homework gamp, so I can get it done and out of the way.