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February 8th, 2022 newsletter

Louet David Loom III

We are so happy with the new Louet David Loom III and it’s new features. It is a beauty to weave and I just had to do a demonstration video about it 🙂

Check it out!

Louet David III Loom

A few Louet Loom accessories!

Lift Help for Spring II & David III looms

This Lift Help accessory for the Spring II & David III allows a user to lift the loom by oneself in order to install the extension legs which raise the loom approx 12” making it easier to access the treadles to do tie-ups.


Spring II and David III Loom Leg Extension

The Leg Extension Kit provides Spring II and David III users 4 leg extension poles which attach to the loom legs (4). The purpose is to raise the loom approx 12” to make accessing treadles for tie-ups easier. When used with the loom lifting device, a user can install the legs by oneself.


Spring II Treadle Kit

Want to increase your pattern capabilities? Add 2 extra treadles!


Spring warpbeam handle/brake drum upgrade kit

Want to upgrade your Spring I loom handle and brake drum? We have a few in stock!

Louet has made a lovely new handle for the warp beam. What a wrist saver! This new handle is standard on the new Spring II but they have also made it available as an accessory for the original Spring. Winding on the warp has never been easier.

please note: This handle will not fit on the David loom.


Louet David III Assembly Video

The new David III has an assembly video on Louet World Wide’s YouTube channel, a step by step instructions on how to put your new loom together.

Check it out to see how easy putting this loom together is!


From our JST Knowledge Base files

Ask Jane

New to 8 shafts and not sure how to tie up the treadles?
I have some questions about the treadle tie-up process, and how the 10 treadles might come into play. I have only had 4 shaft looms, so using 8/10 treadles feels quite different to me. Once I pick my pattern, get the threading going and then the tie-up, it will probably be much clearer. If not, I’ll be sure to ask for guidance.

Just think of all those extra treadles as your reserve forces. When you make the move to more pattern shafts you will need those treadles because you will have so many more options for tying them up in different sequences. Typically every loom has 2 more treadles than they have pattern shafts. Most 4 shaft looms have 4 shafts/6 treadles, 8 shaft looms have 8 shafts/10 treadles, 12 shaft looms have 12 shafts/14treadles etc. Eventually, the more shafts you have will limit how many treadles you can fit under a loom and that is why dobby looms are in existence. And that is another world …… Which you don’t need to think about yet :^)

I guess my thinking will shift as I become familiar with 8 Shaft patterns. On my previous loom, I generally had a direct tie-up with 4 treadles and used the other 2 for plain weave/tabby,  but now I can’t assume the ‘additional’ 2 on the Louet are used for tabby…right??

Here is an example of how treadles work on 4.  A twill requires 4 treadles:

One treadle tied up to 1 and 2
One tied up to 2 and 3
One tied up to 3 and 4
One tied up to 1and 4

Plus 2 leftover treadles for tabby.
For an eight shaft twill there are many more options for tying up your twill and you will have threaded your warp on all shafts so here is just one option:

1234
2345
3456
4567
5678
1678
1278

Plus 2 leftover for tabby
I would recommend getting the book The Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns by Carol Strickler. The world’s your oyster now.



Turned Twill Online Lesson

Are you a subscriber to School of Weaving and would like to weave Turned Twill on your 8 shaft loom but haven’t done the plunge yet? Check out Season 5 Episode 1 – Turned Twill! You’ll learn that Turned Twill is based on a 4 shaft weft and warp predominant tie-ups, that you can have 2 blocks on 8 shafts and the twill direction changes with blocks. You’ll also learn the importance of clean cut lines, how to change the tie-up to frame a block and to weave a quadrant in broken twill. Jane also shows us how to use a broken treadling that gives you False Damask. You can weave so many different colourways on one warp … you won’t believe it! Check out the episode right here 🙂

Just a heads up, our very next episode release for 2022 expands on our Turned Twill Episode where we will learn how to manipulate our tie-up box and consider it in quadrants. We’ll frame Lace with Twill, Plain Weave with Twill and play with graphic and colours. So much more coming up on February 24th!

Not a subscriber yet but want to check it out? We have a free 7-day trial! You can watch any episodes during your trial. Binge-watching time!

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