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My weaving saga began, shortly after retirement, with a class at a local art museum in our former New Mexico home in 2008, and the purchase of a lovely 8-harness cherry Schacht high castle loom. Downsizing to a smaller home in Arizona, the 46" floor loom was replaced with a maple 8-harness high castle Schacht Mighty Wolf. At 36" it was perfect for many years of winter weaving. My last warp on that Mighty Wolf jack loom had a Swedish inlay border (dukagang style) which required treadle 1 to be tied up with shafts 3-8... heavy and farthest left, with more than the usual hip pain. After perusing extensive reviews/videos of the Louet David, based on its similar footprint to the Mighty Wolf, it was clear this was the perfect solution! I took a leap of faith (since there are no Louet dealers in Tucson with David looms to test drive), and ordered a 90 cm (~36") David in the summer of 2018 (delivered in October) - and I love it! The engineering of this loom is such that it requires very light treadling. And my selvedges are gorgeous - I no longer use temples... quite remarkable!
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