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- Spinning Wheel for Sale April 19, 2020
Peacock Spinning Wheel $400
For sale is a Peacock upright wheel made in New Zealand in the early 1980’s by Mr. Fomotor. It is made of New Zealand Rimu wood. This wheel has all its original pieces, including the original drive band, which works fine. This has been a gently used wheel by both me and the original owner. It needs little maintenance other than polishing the wood. The flyer and main shaft run on sealed-for-life bearings that do not need oiling. I only put a drop of Super Lube on the crank assembly and flyer shaft at each spinning session. There are no cracks, and the drive wheel is not warped.
If you’re interested in the history, you can read more here: https://nzspinningwheels.wordpress.com/peacock-wheels-timeline/. I’m selling this little gem to “thin the herd” a bit, since I find I’m not using it as much as the others. It was originally purchased for taking to spin-in’s since it is so easy to transport. It has an orifice height of approx. 24″. Just buckle it into a seatbelt and it is ready to go. It has a build-in bobbin holder that can be used as a Lazy Kate, in a pinch. It is easily dismantled using the wingnuts if you needed to put it in a bag for travel, but I must admit that I’ve never taken it apart. The bobbins hold at least 4 oz.
The weighted drive wheel and pulley have three speeds to allow you spin just about any weight of yarn, and the weights in the drive wheel give it some extra momentum to make it easier to treadle. It is a single treadle wheel, and since it is an upright wheel it can be treadled with either foot and is suitable for left or right-handed spinners. The base sits on three legs so you don’t get any wobble when treadling. It does not have a traditional orifice, but a long hook instead. This makes it super easy to thread and you don’t need an orifice hook.
For more info or photos, email Theresa at [email protected]. Pickup only.Continue reading →
- Cranbrook for Sale September 18, 2019
60” 4-shaft 6 treadle Cranbrook countermarche loom made by Norwood.
Standard features of the Cranbrook looms made by Norwood:
Powder-coated tubular steel front and rear beams that give the loom added rigidity while affording better protection for the warp,
Locking treadles that are especially helpful for rug and tapestry weaving,
Gorgeous bronze ratchet gears, pawls, and beater hanger racks,
Beautiful beater bar with a gently curved handle,
Ratchet gear and pawl tension adjustment for front and rear beams,
Chain tie-up cords, shaft suspension cords, and yoke cords,
Fully adjustable overhead beater,
One stainless steel reed – 6 dents per inch,
1000 Texsolv heddles.
This loom has all that plus a sectional beam with 2” sections. It does not have a bench.
Contact Deborah at 210-416-4007 or [email protected]
I can deliver and help assemble this loom within 200 miles of San Antonio if you will pay for van rental and gas.Continue reading →
- Rug Loom for Sale September 5, 2019
45” 8H with ½”shaft switching device, sectional beam, warp extender, 12 treadles, attached bench, Texsolv heddles. Mint condition (2 rugs woven). Includes extra reed, one 21” ski shuttle, two 21” rag shuttles, large electric ball winder, owners manual, cut rags and yardage for rag rugs
Books: Techniques of Rug Weaving, Rug Weaving Techniques—both by Peter Collingwood. A Rug Weaver’s Sourcebook by Interweave Press.
Cd’s: Handwoven Collections—1986-87, 1990-91, 1992-93, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006-7, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
$7,925. Price of loom new $10,500. Pick up at location only.
Also included in sale—Lendrum dbl-treadle spinning wheel. Needs new drive band and plastic parts connecting treadles. Pillow forms ready to cover.
Payment by cash or paypal only
Suzie RoddyContinue reading →
- Norwegian Loom for Sale August 24, 2019
I am from Norway and brought a loom with me when I moved here. It is a Scandinavian loom called “Monica Vev”. It has been in storage ever since I arrived in 1986, so certainly not worn. I never had a chance to pick it up again, life got to busy, and I had forgotten most of the procedures. Getting older, life calmed down, and I would have loved to start up again. But when I studied it on Internet to catch up, I realized my train had left…. I have unfortunately been attacked by bad arthritis as years went by, and it also took over my hands and fingers. So all the loops that needs to be done preparing for a project will be impossible for me to do. Therefore I would like to sell my loom. It is not a big one, but actually a table top loom, but I have the base for it, so it is very handy that way. Of course then it is not a pedal one, but it has 4 shafts. I will advertise it where I can, but thought I would contact your organization to see if anyone would like to buy my loom as a starter loom. All the parts and gadgets pictured comes with it.I would like to have $450 for the loom and all the extras. I live close to Houston, in The Woodlands.Continue reading →Lill Futrell
- Antique loom July 1, 2019
Do you know of a site or museum that might be interested in having this old loom? The loom has been on display as an educational item in the plantation barn for many years, but no longer fits in with new our exhibits. Feel free to pass on my information to anyone who might be interested.
Angela PfeifferContinue reading →
Regional Collections Manager
Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
Texas Historical Commission
P.O. Box 696
West Columbia, Texas 77486
(979) 345-4656 x23
- AVL for sale March 10, 2019
Studio is closing and all must go. AVL production dobby loom, 16 harnesses, 60” wide plus spools, spool rack, bobbin winder. $3500.00 + shipping. Contact Linda at [email protected].Continue reading →
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