The Delta 130 – 12 shaft loom, is a modern parallel counter marche loom based on the Hollandia (which it replaces) and the very successful Spring. It is comfortable, robust and technologically advanced, but above all a weaver’s loom. Warp tension can be adjusted by fine increments to ensure the tension is just the way you want it. The floating breast beam ensures tension is returned to exactly the same tension as you had before you advanced the cloth. Tie-ups are easy. Every treadle is tied to every harness which means you only have to depress one treadle at a time. All treadles work the same way across the full width of the loom because of the parallel system. The Delta’s treadles are hinged from the back allowing for a very lightweight treadling action. Also, all lams are horizontal which makes changing tie-ups quick and easy. For individual comfort, blocks are available to adjust treadle height.
Harnesses are adjustable to allow you to create slack in the heddles for easier threading and to tighten them for weaving. The brake on the Delta is a friction brake system on the warp beam, which is sturdy and easy to operate. A convenient advancing system is provided on the cloth beam.
The Delta is made of plantation-grown ash and is finished with a double coat of clear semi-gloss lacquer. The Delta 130 has a weaving width of 130cm (51.5″) and comes equipped with a built-in raddle and shelf, stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric), 1400 Texsolv heddles (330 mm), tie-up and lease sticks and 16 warp sticks.
Some of the Delta’s features are:
- Modern parallel counter marche loom
- Floating breast beam
- Large 4 inch shed obtained even with difficult yarns like linen
- All harnesses are positively activated by the treadle
- Standard 8 or 12 shafts
- A cloth guard is built into the breast beam
- Rear hinged treadles allow for very light operation
- Treadle height adjusting blocks
- Adjustable bench – 59-72 cm (23″-28″)
- Tilting set for bench