News, tips and information about Macomber Looms and what's happening in my York, Maine studio
Sarah, I'm thrilled to have found a Macomber person! I have 2 Macombers, I bought the 16h 40" one used about 25 years ago and I LOVE it and it still works beautifully. I also have an 8 harness 56" to make rugs on. I've been reading about Texsolv heddles and was wondering if they would be good on these looms? You're welcome to visit my weaving blog and everything you see there was done on my faithful Macombers. Evahttp://evasweaving.wordpress.com
Thanks Eva...for checking out the blog and dropping me a note. I will check out your website! I don't have experience with Texsolv heddles, but perhaps another reader does??Sarah
Hi Sarah. I am the (almost) proud oner of a early 1960s 40 inch B5 "add a harness". It has 4 harnessess and I want to get 4 more, and it has one reed, and I want 2 more...I just saw it once and will not see it until the end ofDec wehn I pick it up. Is there an old owners manual that you can direct me to so I can read up on it before I actually have possession of my first floor loom? Also...how can I purchase items for this loom that I will want..like the list above.Sooo excited to see your blog and have an actual sales rep to contact.
Hello again! Been weaving a few years now with a Macomber B5 crank handle keeps fallung off. Any suggestions? Thanks
Hi Brenda - Actually you are in good company. The crank handle is NOT supposed to stay on the beam when you are weaving -- it will keep falling off!! I put mine in the tool box on the castle or in my bench. Good luck - hope this helps!
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Great idea! Thanks! Learn something new everyday!