What is the difference between a counterbalance and a Countermarch loom?
Counterbalance looms are limited as to shaft number (usually four) and possible sheds, hence pattern possibilities. On a countermarch loom, every treadle is connected to a lamm below the shafts.
What is a direct tie-up loom?
Floor looms A direct tie-up is where you tie one shaft to one treadle, so depressing the treadle for shaft 1 will operate shaft 1 on its own. To lift more than one shaft, you need to depress all the relevant treadles.
What is Texsolv cord?
Texsolv is a polyester loop cord comprised of a continuous string of ” button holes” which can be threaded in and around various loom pieces and secured by looping through itself or with either of the two styles of pegs: arrow or anchor.
What is a counterbalance loom?
Counterbalance looms allow one to open the size shed you want, a small shed by using a light touch on the treadle, or a large shed by putting more pressure on the treadle. The pressure on the treadle regulates the size of the shed. Small sheds give much nicer selvages and result in less stress to the warp threads.
How do you make heddles for Inkle loom?
Inkle Loom Heddles
- Heddles in place.
- Make heddles the length from top peg to heddle peg.
- Tie heddle using a surgeon’s knot.
- Heddles are made, now to take them off and warp the loom.
- Use of a double heddle – heddle goes around yarn.
How do you use Texsolv pegs?
The pegs are used to lock the polyester loop cord in place. To do so the cord is attached to the “hook” on the side of the peg, then the peg is secured in the hole by the use of the two “legs”. The length of the cord is then easily adjusted by moving the peg up or down on the cord.
How do you measure Texsolv heddles?
To measure your loom for heddles, measure from the top of the top heddle bar to the bottom of the bottom heddle bar. Don’t forget to add the width of the bar for those looms with thicker heddle bars.
What is a Countermarche loom?
A countermarche loom is a balanced system of rising and sinking shafts. There are two sets of lamms: an upper suspended lamm and a lower pivoting lamm. Each shaft works independently, its operation not affecting that of the other shafts.
How many treadles do I need for a double weave loom?
The obvious limitation of this tie-up is that it requires 8 treadles, which is more than you usually find on a 4-shaft loom. However, if you have an 8-shaft loom and are using only four of your shafts for a double weave project then this is a very practical option.
How do you double weave a countermarche loom?
The basic principle for approaching double weave on a countermarche loom is to divide the treadles in much the same way as you divide the shafts: into two groups, with one group for each layer. The treadles which operate shafts 1 and 2 only operate shafts 1 and 2 and are not tied up to shafts 3 and 4 at all.
How do you tie up a 4 Shaft Jack loom?
For a 4-shaft jack loom, this is the simplest tie-up option. One shaft is tied to one treadle, and you depress as many treadles as needed to make the relevant lift. It is easy to tie up, and never needs to be changed!
How do you tie treadles to shafts?
So, for instance, treadle 1 is tied to shafts 1 and 2. The four treadles in the centre each raise one shaft, so your basic treadling pattern will use these over and over (alternating left foot and right foot) to create the plain weave interlacement.