Brand Name: Louet
The Louet Spring 90 and 110 Looms
The Louet “Spring” loom is one of the most innovative, cleverly designed floor looms on the market today. It uses the Parallel Countermarch System for the harnesses and lamms, which is easy to use and simple to tie-up. . . and to change tie-ups.
An exclusive feature to this loom is the patented moving breast beam controlled by springs. The breast beam is attached to the loom in such a way that it is free to move toward the harnesses when the shed is made and then back toward the weaver when the shed is closed again. The distance between the breast beam and the back beam actually changes during weaving. With this system a larger shed can be obtained with less tension increase in the warp and less effort from the weaver. The advantages of this system are especially evident as you near the end of the warp. Even when the end of the warp is very close to the harnesses, a good shed can be made, thus saving yards and yards of wasted warp over the life of your loom.
The moving breast beam also brings on exactly the same warp tension each time the warp is advanced. The design of the loom includes a built-in raddle on top of the castle and a storage shelf for keeping everything you need within easy reach.
The Spring comes standard with 8 harnesses and 10 treadles, but gives the possibility to expand, by sets of 4 harnesses, to a maximum of 12 harnesses. The heddles and tie-up cords are of the Swedish Texsolv system that make them quite strong and non-stretching. The spring has two weaving widths 90 cm (35”) and 110 cm (43”). It comes standard with eight harnesses, ten treadles, 600 Texsolv heddles come with the Spring 90, and 800 Texsolv heddles come with the Spring 110, a stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 dent), a friction brake, 2 lease sticks and 16 warp sticks. The “Spring” is made of lacquered beech and comes ready-to-assemble with clear instructions and tools. The center Parallel Countermarch System is pre-assembled.
The Louet Spring 110
The Spring 110 is identical to the Spring 90 in all things except it has a wider weaving width.
The dimensions are: width: Spring 90 is 120 cm (48”) wide, Spring 110 is 140 cm (55”), height: 115 cm (45”), depth: 94 cm (34”) and 68 cm (27”) folded.
We offer FREE shipping to USA (lower 48 states) addresses. Looms are special order.