Thursday

Glimakra 60" 8-Harness Countermarch Floor Loom ~ SOLD~


The Loom has been SOLD. 
 I love fibre work and textile design,  and in the past I have spent many happy hours weaving, everything from blankets from handspun wool from my own sheep and goats, rag rugs, fine cotton/wool colonial overshot, cotton and linen teatowels, scarves, yardage of all descriptions,  etc.....




















The Queen of Looms.  The Glimakra Countermarch Floor Loom is a favourite of highly skilled weavers and perfect for beginners, too. Made in Sweden and built to last a lifetime. Can be assembled or taken apart in minutes if it needs to be moved or stored. Sturdy, functional, quiet and the most versatile of the hand-weaving looms.  Warm honey pine color.

This is a 60",  8-shaft floor loom which is presently set up with 4 shafts and has up to 10 treadles. You choose the number of treadles you hook up by the simplicity or complexity of the weaving pattern, from 2 to 10.
This loom has the ability to weave delicate lace, intricate and simple patterns, woolen blankets, heavy rugs and everything in between. 

15 comments:

Guillaume said...

Tools made of wood are so beautiful. Sadly I have no idea how to use them.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I agree Guillaume about functional wooden tools, especially when hand finished with oil. they are smooth and low maintenance. they feel nice too.

Tracy said...

HUGELY impressive, Gwen! It's bigger than my bathroom... LOL! Makes with I knew how to weave. That is one fiber craft I've not tried, yet. I hope you find a happy home for this beautiful loom. ((HUGS))

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hey Tracy, I hope so too. Someone will continue to enjoy it one of these days for sure. I used to weave all the time before I began making jewelry for a living.... blankets, rugs,scarves,yardage... even the tea-towels I use everyday, I wove.. I think they will last forever.

laura said...

Wow! What a magnificent machine. Last year I stayed in Chimayo, New Mexico, a center of weaving; their art center was full of looms, which are fascinating to me. I'm so impressed (in addition to all your other impressive talents) that you're a weaver as well!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Laura, It really is a great loom, seeing cloth emerge from threads is so cool and in any pattern you choose. I wish I still had the time to use it.
What a great trip you must have had... so much to learn by seeing what other cultures do.
Cheers!

Morna Crites-Moore * Wicked Waif said...

Wow, Gwen! Big decision, but sounds like the right one. Your price seems incredibly reasonable.

Several years back, someone offered me a Swedish loom like yours ... for free! And I had always dreamed of having one. But I had to decline ... which was totally the right decision, but - Wow - what an opportunity to not take.

xo

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Morna, She is a thing of Beauty.
Oh you should have taken up the kind offer, with your talent, I can only imagine the multitude of gorgeous creations you would have done.

Morna Crites-Moore * Wicked Waif said...

I don't know about the talent part but I do know that it was crazy and stupid not to accept such a beautiful gift. xo

Leslie Avon Miller said...

What a beautiful loom. Choosing what to keep and what to release is a challenge, but I see that you create beauty everywhere. Your new home and next chapter await.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thank you so much Leslie, Life is full of adventures, isn't it? and taking on new challenges is thrilling.

pauline said...

omg Gwen... if i knew how to USE this, i would so buy it. It looks just gorgeous. (for the record, i can't sew a button) ;-) Just a beautiful piece.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Pauline, I will not let myself believe you don't sew... no way... don't believe it!!

Sara O'Leary said...

Hi Gwen,
Just catching up on your blog - find this oddly tempting! Maybe I should consider a career change.
Hope to see you when I am back down again in a few weeks.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Sara, Good to hear from you. Yes, for sure.

Arija, I forgot you were a weaver. I would loved to have seen the things you wove.