The David, a unique sinking shed jack loom, has become a popular small floor loom on today’s market. Weaving on this loom gives you a real appreciation for the word balance. “Balance” is the key in this design. Louet engineers’ skillful design has created a sturdy, well-balanced and easy to treadle loom.
Technically, the David is a compactly constructed floor loom that takes less floor space, but still has many of the same features of a large floor loom. The “David” uses an ingenious but simple to understand system of springs and pulleys, which produces a generous shed with remarkably light treadling. The tie-up is made to the metal parallel lams, which can be tied either singly or in combinations, allowing for unbalanced weaves not possible on the usual kind of sinking shed loom, the counterbalance type.
The David has a built-in raddle and shelf and comes standard with eight harnesses and ten treadles. The David 70 has a 70cm (27 5/8”) weaving width.
The David loom is made of lacquered beech, and is easy to assemble, following step by step instructions (written by Sharon Alderman). Included in the standard eight harness version are 10 treadles, 800 “Texsolv” heddles for both David 70 and David 90, a stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 e.p.i.) with 12 cm (5”) inside height, 2 lease sticks and 16 warp sticks, plus instructions.
The David loom is also available in 35 3/8” inch weaving width. The back beam of this loom folds up to save space while the loom is idle. It also passes easily through any standard door frame.
– Matching bench – height 57cm (22 3/8”)
– Second warp beam, including backbeam
– Sectional warp beam with sections of 2 and 4cm (1” sections in North America)
– Friction brake device for the warpbeam
– Flying Dutchman Shuttle
The full dimensions (WxDxH) of the loom are:
David 70: 87 x 85 x 127cm (34 ¼ x 33 ½ x 50”)
David 90: 107 x 85 x 127cm (42 x 33 ½ x 50”)
The David looms are packaged in one box for economical shipping.
Weight: David 70: 30 kg (66 lb), David 90: 35 kg (77 lb)