I’m in the process of putting together loom number two, after moving loom number one to the new house and becoming overwhelmed by it (so big! I’ve never worked with a floor loom! needs a new brake tie-up!).
This second loom came to me via Craigslist and courier and was a very good price indeed – a J-made table loom with a treadle conversion (making it a floor loom). With 22-inches of weaving width it is half the size of my first (also, Craigslist purchase) and a totally different tie-up style.
I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself at the moment because the J-Made came in a box and was in several pieces/totally dismantled. So far I’ve managed to put it mostly together and am working now on the tie-ups. My goal is to have it warped this weekend with some practice yarn.
Funny thing though, while putting this together from pieces, I’ve got a much clearer idea of what needs to happen with the larger loom (even though it’s a different type altogether), and am feeling a lot more confident about getting that going as well. I expect that warping the smaller loom will have a similar effect – once I get a warp successfully on, the larger warping process won’t seem so daunting either.
I realize now that I never did get around to writing about the first loom, partly because I never got it set up after I moved it. Stay tuned for more posts about both looms – I’ve gotten re-energized about weaving now that we are moved and my studio is set up. I’ve also get some sewing and knitting projects on the go – really – I’ve got to start posting about this stuff more!
Sounds like a looming problem.
Any tips on assembling a j made?!!!! Attempting to now and not having luck. Email me if you could, please!
Also assembling a 22″ J Made with a floor loom conversion. Please help!
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Yet another person assembling a 22″ J Made loom with a floor conversion. I assembled it succesfully about 4 years ago, disassembled it about 3 years ago… and now would love a little help from kind folks on the internet. 🙂
Are you looking for the instructions pdf? If so, send me an email at Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org and I will dig up the pdfs and send them!
Oh my goodness, Megan, thank you!! Will email you right now! ❤