Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meet Mac

"Hi Sarah!
 I read your last post and wanted to tell you about my loom. First of all, it's definitely male. I'm not really sure why but I've always thought of it as a boy. His name is Mac. (Probably not very original) But I love my loom very much.

"Mac from the back"
I bought Mac used from a man in KY (I am in TN) for $400! He's a B4-D model. At first I had issues getting used to how Macs work. I had only woven on Leclerc Niluses at school and so adjusting to a different make of loom was a bit of a challenge. I can't imagine how I ever wove happily on a Leclerc now. I've had Mac for almost two years now and I am SO happy that I decided to buy a Macomber. The man I bought him from also had a Leclerc for sale and I had considered buying that instead. I'm glad I listened to my weaving instructor and bought a Macomber! Mac is an older loom (I believe when I sent you the serial number you said it was made around 1970) but he's just as rugged and wonderful I'm sure as when he was first made.

I attached pictures of Mac and of the table runner I just took of my loom last week. :) I'm so glad to know that other weavers love their looms just as much as I do. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my story.
JoAnna's table runner
JoAnna in TN


  1. "Mac" is marvelous! Thanks for sharing him with us.

  2. What an informative blog! I have 2 Macs, a CPH/6059 which I've owned for about2 1/2 yrs and a recently acquired B5C/721. Can you tell me anything about the history of these looms? I was tole the latter was built in the 70's. These are great looms and I was lucky to receive them in mint condition. Thanks especially for your post about loom cleaning.I never would have thought of the vaseline!
    Thank you,
    Lisa Weston

  3. My 'new to me' baby came home last night. She is a B-4D with a serial number of 5059. I have her set up, just got my tie-ups in place and later today she will see her first warp from me for a couple of scarves. She is a beauty and I am waiting for her to tell me her name. Maybe as we play tomorrow she will let me know.

    Thanks for all the information Sarah and I will be calling you about the stick shuttles.

    Rena in Delaware