Thursday, December 2, 2010

Meet Mac

"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.
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JoAnna's table runner
JoAnna in TN

3 comments:

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

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  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 jweston283@earthlink.net

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  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
    sewwhatsports@yahoo.com

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