Sunday, October 11, 2009

Loom for sale !


48" Ad-A-Harness Macomber Type B folding Large Mac made from Hand Selected Kiln dried Hard Maple. 8 Harnesses in a 16 harness frame ~ can add up to 8 more Harnesses

1 yard sectional warp beam, friction brake, warp separator, bench, all stainless heddles, and 2 extra stainless steel reeds

Price for new similar equipment is $4441.

Asking $3200. The buyer will need to arrange for shipping or pick up.
Tracy Mannikko
730 Claremore Drive
West Palm Beach , FL 33401
561-653-0108 home/office
561-676-2259 cell (back up only)
email tracyrdm3@msn.com

More Testimonials


More fine words from your colleagues out there in weaver's world.

"Just back from a workshop in NJ. It re-enforced my love affair with
my Macomber looms. I took my very portable 20" four shaft Macomber. I worked on Baby Wolfe, Schact, Dorsett, and table looms I refuse to mention.

Nothing worked as well as the 30 year old Macomber even with a frayed break cord which I will now replace. "
~~ Shuttle Song in MA

And because I cannot make a post without an image, here's one from last spring of work in progress.

Sarah

Friday, October 9, 2009

One of your voices

I received this email from a weaver who posted her loom for sale with me back in April. She asked me to post these thoughts from her:

"I was asked recently if my loom was still for sale. Yes! It is.

I was also asked about AVL looms and if I had any comparisons. With 30+ years of weaving experience, these are my opinions. I have woven on both looms. It depends on what you are weaving.

In my experience, if you are weaving rugs or weft-faced structures, you need a strong loom that can take a lot of beating. Macomber is excellent for this. My first loom was the old Norwood, 4 harness loom, and it was beautiful. I had to put an angle iron on the beater, though, to weave weft-faced structures. Later, with my non-functional work, I used linen yarns and needed precise, strong, even tension, and the Macomber delivered.

When I purchased the Macomber, I had no idea what I would be weaving. I have thoroughly appreciated the versatility of the Macomber as it can handle yardage, scarves, pillows, etc., etc. Thanks. Hope all is well in ME" Karen Rutherford


And just to give you a sense of what is happening here in my studio, images of my work in progress. Happy weaving! Sarah