[MedievalSawdust] TabletWeaving / Card loom designs
Thanks for this Herveus, these are great. and I admit that I aspire to this level of craftsmanship.
They look gorgeous, and very adapable.
With respect to weave length, 15 yards is ample. I guess my concern was that with the "standard" plank loom you need to go through a nasty re-tensioning process every 60cm ( 2.5ft) or so, and this just seems in-elegant to me.
I will sound milad wife out some more about how serious she is about this before I embark on such an ambitious loom as your design.
From a constuction point of view - are the latch/wheel's the hardest part? I can't think of a non-laborious and/or time-consuming way in which to make the ratchet wheel.
Severian.On 20/06/07, Michael Houghton < herveus@...> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 03:12:19PM +0800, Sevarian/Crispin wrote:
> I have a couple of requirements for the design:
> - I want her to be able to feel proud using it at events and festivals,
> - it needs to be easily portable (less than 6kg (15lb))
> - shouldn't have "nasty/grotty" weave length limitations
> - preferably should have adjustable tension controls
> Does anyone have any ideas?
I don't have "plans", per se, but you are welcome to examine
the pictures of the looms I make. You can find them at our
web site (URL in signature). I think my loom meets your specifications,
so long as 15 yards does not constitute a length limitation. I've also
devised a bipod/stand thingy that clips on to hold the far end up at
a suitable angle without needing a table.
If you want to try making one, I can give you more specific details
on things that might not be immediately obvious from the pictures.
Michael and MJ Houghton | Herveus d'Ormonde and Megan O'Donnelly
herveus@... | White Wolf and the Phoenix narrowwares
Bowie, MD, USA | http://whitewolfandphoenix.com
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