Friday, January 12, 2024

While closed for the holiday's a few 18th Century reproduction 2 treadle looms were made.

 Every year I close the second week of November and I don't re-open till January 3rd.  This is so I can have some much needed time for family and friends and so I too can enjoy the holiday's.  But also to make a few things I don't get a chance to very often throughout the year.

This year was a good year for treadle looms as I ended up getting 5 made.  The first three sold within moments of posting them but I have two that haven't sold yet and I'm secretly considering keeping one of these for my self.  I do have the prototype but they are just getting so nice that I sure would like to make sure I get one.  :)
Anyway here are the three we made during our break this year. 

This one is sold and is made from California burl Cottonwood and Padauk

This one is Walnut and Ambrosia

And this one is the Cherry one 

And they come completely apart!


Monday, March 27, 2023

Reproduction 18th Century Two Treadle Tape Loom - Patagonian Rosewood and Curly Maple

This one took a much longer time to complete.  Of course it is sold and there will never be another one like it.  :)  Patagonian Rose is as hard as a brick and I did not enjoy working with it at all.  I am glad she is done and she did turn out lovely for sure.  The customer/friend who go her is well worth it.  Super nice weaver I've know for a long time now.  She sent the pictures of her warped up and of the woven band that was made on this lovely loom.


Monday, January 9, 2023

New Box Loom with cute Playful Cats

 A new engraving design for the Handywoman Box loom.  Such super cute playful cats adorn this little box loom.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Reproduction 18th Century Two Treadle Tape Loom - Ambrosia and Black Walnut

 I have been working on getting new legs for these looms for a long while when time permits and I finally have them for this loom.  I wanted splayed legs so getting under this little loom would be easier.  This one I made first so that I could be sure to have the process down before I started a Rosewood loom that is quite pricey to make.  I now feel confident enough to finish that loom and I will in the next month.  

This loom sold before it was complete.  I generally do not do that but because this one was going to be a bit pricey I decided to let a customer claim it right away.  I was happy to know it was sold and that I didn't waste a lot of money making one that would be way above my normal pricing.  I think the lovely woman who purchased the loom and I were just at the right place at the right time. :)    She has requested a matching bench and it is all cut out and awaiting hours of sanding.

And here are the picture.  This one is Red Maple Ambrosia and Black Walnut

Here is a video of her in action:


And a few pictures. :)