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Louet Spring II Loom with tiptoe treadling. Louet is known for its innovative design. Weavers tell me how thoughtfully designed the Louet looms are for the weaver. Personally, I find the treadling on my Louet Spring II Loom to be incredibly light, tie-up is easy, and the beater handle is a useful feature. The spring-loaded beam makes for wonderfully tight tension when needed and it also produces a big clean shed. It is a loom I will be weaving on for many years to come.
NEW SPRING II features:
Louët is always innovating, dedicated to bringing you the most comfortable, enjoyable weaving experience. We have updated one of our most popular looms.
The new Spring II makes the weaving action even more ergonomic and comfortable:
• You can advance more fabric in one movement of the handle, due to a new magnet.
• The brake disc of the warp beam acts as a crank, with a handle that turns in the disk.
• The shafts move more easily, as rollers with ball bearings have replaced the nylon rollers.
• The beater movement has a larger radius and improved arc due to longer uprights and a lowered hinge point.
• Clamps that aid in warping the loom, as well as warping instructions, are now included.
• The shaft bars can be easily clicked in and out of hooks that remain fastened to the cords, allowing you to easily add or remove heddles. This design also prevents you from inadvertently reattaching the shaft bars to the cords in the incorrect place. The shaft bars are also easier to reach due to smaller middle posts and modified main upright shaping.
• The warp beam now has room for 4 sectional warp rails (compared to 3), which are also easier to attach if you expand your loom.
• The shafts have more space for extra heddles.
• It is easier to take the beater on and off the loom, as the hinge hooks of the beater are mounted on the loom.
• Attaching the top beater rail is easier, due to screw knobs.
• Inserting warp yarns into the raddle is easier and the yarns will not come out while beaming the warp onto the warp beam, due to the addition of two wooden strips that can slide over (and cover) the raddle.
• It is easier to hook on and attach the tie-up cords, due to more space between the upper lams and the lower shaft bar as well as smaller screw heads on the treadles.
• The cords of the warp tension device can no longer run off the rollers as they now pass through two eyelets.
• Securing the back beam section is easier. And when folded, there are no loose parts to remove or potentially lose.
The new Spring II has improved construction and aesthetics, allowing easier assembly:
• Overall sturdier frame with new front posts and thicker main uprights and foot rail.
• The warp beam and cloth beam are now made of wood and are a larger diameter, the redesign in this section now allows for easier assembly.
• Heavier ratchet wheel and ratchet, ideal for weaving carpets.
• Easier to place the new countersunk holes onto the floating breast beam arms.
• A more attractive look on the hinged connection of the floating breast beam arms
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 lams, which is easy to use and simple to tie-up.
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 II looms can be ordered with 8 harnesses and 10 treadles or 12 harnesses and 14 treadles, the 8 harness loom can be extended to a maximum of 12 harnesses with the optional 4 harness extension kit.
Spring II looms come with: 10 dent stainless steel reed, 2 lease sticks, Tie up sticks and 16 warp sticks. The Spring is made of lacquered beech.
Dimensions (w x d x h)
Spring II 90: 46 x 37 x 45 1/4 inches
Spring II 110: 53 x 37 x 45 1/4 inches
Spring II 90: 150 lb
Spring II 110: 165 lb
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