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Shed on a Louet David Loom
I have a second hand David loom, with the overhead beater. I quite like it, weaves scarves, shawls and tea towels. I saw a comment about shed size, weavers were saying that their David s gave 2” – 3” deep sheds. So, I measured mine and it is only 1 1/2” … I reread the online manual and it sounds like i could shorten the texsolv tie-ups from treadle to lamm but I worry about messing up .. should I leave well enough alone or is there a fix?
I have 3 Davids and I get a 2 1/2” shed on all of them. Check the length of your tie-up cords. Mine are all 10 1/2” long off the loom stretched out on a table. One other thought…do you still have your lease sticks in. Leaving your lease sticks in inhibits the amount that the shed will open. Some weavers feel they need to leave them in and that is okay but you must keep them right back at the thread beam for an optimum shed.