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Today, I’m being adventurous and exploring my jack loom! Wanna come? Let’s go!

For every weaver, it is important to have at least a general idea of how your loom works. How does it separate the warp yarns, evenly smash the weft yarns, and forward the fabric? Those are good elements to know as you happily weave along.

So, I’m diving under my loom in order to point out exactly how my jack loom works (and as a bonus, I’ll explain why it’s called a “jack” loom). Please enjoy episode 151!

Show Notes –

Jack Loom vs Counterbalance Loom – Oooh, the great Madelyn Van Der Hoogt strikes again! She wrote an informative “Ask Madelyn” blog post about the difference between looms. Matter of fact, in the article she clarifies that the term “rising shed” is a misnomer. A shed doesn’t rise, but a shaft does. Instead, a shed merely opens. Fascinating! (Mind you, I read the blog post AFTER I recorded my episode, so of course I alluded to a “rising shed”! Ha!) Here is the link so you can check it out yourself. 

Treadles & Tie-Ups – There are few episodes that I film while sitting on the floor. But, I do have a popular video all about treadles and tie-ups that requires a little criss-cross-applesauce action. Click here to see it for yourself. 

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