All was not lost this last week however. Last spring I purchased an 8 harness Loom from up north. It looked like quite a good sized loom, and I was excited about the 8 harness part of course.
There was not a clue what kind of loom Katherine was but she looked to be in good shape.
It is this loom that I was using for the blue/black warp, and while the warp was not good, Katherine wove quite well for an old girl. So much so, that I think I will put on a long warp for place mats in white and weave off a bunch of different colors for the pattern.
I was looking at various blogs this week and came across Macombersandme.blogspot.com, a blog about a Macomber looms. The blogger was talking about some of the features of her Macombers, and I was looking at the pictures and I thought, that looks just like Katherines hardware.
And again, I said to myself, Hey that looks like Katherines treadles.
They say that the Macombers all have a plate with the vital information on it. I didn't find a plate, but I found a place where it might have been.
I contacted the blogger and she has told me I could send pictures. I think I will send her these pics and see what she says. I have to say that I really like the way that this loom weaves and I can't wait to get all of those harnesses up and running tomorrow.
I am still plugging away at the mixed blue warp, it seems that no matter what I use as a weft it all looks great! I will also be threading the bread cloths on Lillian tomorrow. I want to get all of the looms loaded and ready to roll.
Wally says, "roll? You mean this nice roll of paper? I will help you with it! See I can move it around where ever you want it! What do you mean no thank you?"
Happy Weaving, Tina