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NEW! The Leclerc Compact loom now comes with wheels on all four post so it is even easier to move around! The Leclerc Compact jack-type floor loom is light but solid, and easily movable when folded. It is especially designed for workshops and demonstrations. The Leclerc Compact weaving loom can be folded without trouble even after weaving has started. It is built as a 4 harness loom with six treadles for easy tie-up, and can be converted into an 8 shaft loom, by adding 4 shafts (and 4 treadles). Or choose the 8 harness version with with ten treadles. The Leclerc Compact loom comes complete with a 12 dent steel reed, 600 wire heddles, 1 boat shuttle, 1 reed and heddle hook, 2 metal lease sticks, 2 beam sticks with cords, 2 metal warp rods, wheels on all posts, 10 loop cords for lashing, the book "Warp and Weave". Assembly instructions and assembly DVD make it easy to put together, you will be weaving in no time! 84 lbs. Leclerc Compact 24" 8 Harness loom shown above and folded to right. FREE shipping!
The Leclerc Artisat is a 4 shaft jack-type floor loom that is designed for the weaver with limited space who wants a fairly wide, solid loom. The Leclerc Artisat is a quiet floor model loom equipped with an easy tie-up system. Its weight has been reduced to a minimum, but it is sufficiently sturdy to do heavy work. The Leclerc Artisat weaving loom can be folded front and back to a depth of 14" (4 shaft loom) even if weaving is on the loom. The shed will always be good regardless of the kind of cloth you are making (Double Weave, Bronson, Leno, etc.). It is built with 6 treadles (4 shaft loom) and permits any combination of tie-up. The Leclerc Artisat floor loom is available as 4 harness (6 treadles), 8 harness (10 treadles) or 8 harness back hinged treadles. Artisat with back hinged treadle and sectional warp beam shown above Equipped with regular beam, a set of rake-like pieces may be added to convert it into a sectional warp beam. The rake-like pieces must be screwed directly on the beam, without extensions. You can buy this loom with 4 shafts (6 treadles), 4 shafts now, 4 shafts later (6 treadles) or 8 shafts (10 treadles). it comes complete with a steel reed of your choice (6, 8, 10, or 12 dent), 1000 wire heddles, 1 boat shuttle, 12 plastic bobbins, one reed and heddle hook, two lease sticks, 2 warp rods, 2 beam sticks, 2 cords and the book "Warp and Weave". Assembly instructions and assembly DVD make it easy to put together, you will be weaving in no time! FREE shipping!
As with all Loom designs there is some tradeoff. With the Jack Loom the most often cited was the difficulty in getting a good shed with 6+ harness weave construction. The new Leclerc design has overcome this problem. The new design features the treadles anchored at the rear of the loom, with a new, unique, rocker mechanism that insures even tension on all treadle cords with the treadles in both the rest or depressed position. This new design provides the weaver with the ease of leg treadling multi shaft designs, comparable to that of a 4 shaft. In addition, we experience a wide, clean shed on all shafts. By following a new procedure, the new treadle design retains the folding feature designed into the original Artisat.
One of Leclerc's most popular models the Nilus II offers a wide variety of options. The Nilus II is available as a Jack typle loom (with or without back hinged treadles), a counter balanced loom or a countermarch loom. All Nilus II looms have non-sliding polyvinyl foot pads at its base, keeping it solid on the floor. All Nilus II weaving looms are equipped with a regular plain beam to which a set of rake-like pieces can be added to convert it into a sectional warp beam. The Leclerc Nilus II weaving loom has been designed with a stabilizer foot, for a better stability. The shed is always good with any combination of tie-up. It is equipped with a friction brake giving a perfect tension every time. The front cloth beam, front and back breast beams are removable for easy threading, and the warp beam is also removable for outside beaming when required. ALL Leclerc Nilus II looms come complete with a steel reed (your choice of 6, 8, 10 or 12 dent), 1000 (1200, 1500) wire heddles, 1 boat shuttle, 12 plastic bobbins, one reed and heddle hook, two lease sticks, 2 warp rods, 2 beam sticks, 2 cords, 2 aprons and the book "Warp and Weave". Assembly instructions and assembly DVD make it easy to put together, you will be weaving in no time! Choose from three weaving width.
Jack type Loom On the jack-type version, the top can be easily removed, allowing easy access to the shafts for the addition or removal of heddles. Heddles used are 12½" long. It is a loom with independant shafts, guided into slides at each end, preventing friction of shaft frames which are pushed upwards by an underneath mechanism.
Jack type with back hinged treadles As with all Loom designs there are some tradeoffs. With the Jack Loom the problem most often cited was the difficulty in getting a good shed with 6+ Shaft weave construction. Our new design has overcome this problem. The new design features the Treadles anchored at the rear of this Leclerc Loom, with a new unique, Rocker mechanism that insures even tension on all Treadle Cords with the Treadles in both the rest or depressed position. This new design provides the weaver with the ease of Leg Treadling multi Shaft designs, comparable to that of a 4 shaft. Using a new procedure, the new Treadle design retains the folding feature designed into the original Nilus II.
Counterbalanced Loom The Leclerc counter-balanced version is built with an integrated shed regulator. So it is possible to weave any kind of material. Choose from 36" 45", 60" or 72" weaving width
Countermarch Loom This countermarch system has one set of lams, two sets of pulleys above the shafts and one set of pulleys below. The lams raise the shaft connected by a PRE-CUT METAL CABLE COVER WITH NYLON and a pulley, while the treadle cord attached to the lower part of the shaft frame lower the one we want . In a countermarch loom, every shaft is actively involved in each shed: each shaft is either lifted or pulled down by each pedal. Uneven shed like 3 shafts against 1 is always large and clean . Because you actually lift or pull down every shaft, you never have any problem with one shaft floating when it should not. In our diagram you can see the treadle pulling down shaft #1 while the other three are lifted by the action of the lam. When the lam moves down, the cord attached to it goes around the lower pulley, then around the upper one and finally, lifts the shaft attached to it. Folded Nilus II Countermarch floor loom shown below.
|Weaving width||36" (90 cm)||45" (115 cm)||60" (150 cm)|
|Number of heddles||1000||1200||1500|
|Loom Width||47" (119 cm)||56" (142 cm)||71" (180 cm)|
|Depth when open||48" (122 cm)||48" (122 cm)||48" (122 cm)|
|Depth when folded||27½" (70 cm)||27½" (70 cm)||27½" (70 cm)|
|Height C-Balance||58½" (149 cm)||58½" (149 cm)||58½" (149 cm)|
|Height Jack-type||49" (125 cm)||49" (125 cm)||49" (125 cm)|
|Front height||34½" (87 cm)||34½" (87 cm)||34½" (87 cm)|
|Net weight||158 pds (72 kg)||176 pds (80 kg)||210 pds (95 kg)|
Leclerc loom bench with open compartments on both sided and closed compartment in the center. Choose from two heights. 23" Height for Artisat, Nilus, Inca, Mira and Fanny. The length of the bench is 38".
The 26" Height is recommended for Nilus II, Colonial, Nilart Kebec and Weavebird. The length of the bench is 44" Canadian Maple Construction with clear lacquer finish.
This Leclerc Bench is recommended for the Compact, the Artisat and the Minerva as well as table looms on stands. Adjustable height from 21" to 25". Seat Length 24". Canadian Maple Construction with clear lacquer finish.
Selecting the proper Loom Bench is one of the most
important decisions a weaver must make. The ability to weave over
long periods of time without excessive interruptions for fatigue
depends heavily on the weavers comfort.
Up until now, finding a Bench with just the right height and seating area has been difficult, but even when that is accomplished, the most common complaint by weavers is the leg numbness experienced from the seat edge cutting into the back of the legs (espeacially from shorter weavers).
Leclercs new Rocking Bench has solved the dilemma. Adjustable in 1" increments from 21" to 26 3/4" this Bench will satisfy virtually all height requirements. In addition, the seat can be set at two additional angles(84 and 78) at any height providing an aligned surface to the back of the Leg when the Treadles are being depressed. This alignment eliminates the seat edge cutting into the back of the leg shutting off blood circulation.
As an additional feature, if the weaver prefers, the seat can be allowed to move or float with the body thru the full 90 to 78 degree arc so the seat is always aligned flush with the angle of the leg. With a full 12" by 24" seat area, this Bench will provide maximum comfort over extended weaving periods.
As an added feature Leclerc has designed two weavers auxiliary pouches made of durable Jean material (same as the Voyageur bag) to hold all the misc. tools a weaver needs at their fingertips. The bags attach to each side of the seat. For Rocking Bench only.