Thursday, March 19, 2009
Eddie and the REALLY BIG loom
Today I dropped by the Macomber Looms shop as promised. Here's a picture of the outside of the shop. In Maine we are in the the beginnings of mud season. Not a pretty time of year!
Inside the shop I find Eddie (all-round-loom-builder-extraordinaire) hard at work making a fitting for a beam. He shows me this really BIG loom being made for a weaver in NY state. It is 122" (that's over 10 ft!!). It does not have the harnesses yet, but you can get a feel for the size of it. All the parts seem to be on steroids! It has two sets of treadles and 8 harnesses. I plan to go back when it is fully dressed out and take more pictures for you! Meanwhile, it is time to weave!