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The new Generation Spring II

The Spring II has 18 new features. Robust frame The rear uprights, the new front uprights and the foot rail are 27 mm instead of 21 mm thick. Extension to 12 shafts The rollers for 12 shafts are pre-mounted on the 8-shaft Spring II. This makes adding a 4-harness extension easier when extending to 12 shafts. New Shaft Connecting Mechanism The shaft bars can be easily clicked in and out of hooks that remain fastened to the cords, allowing you to easily add or remove heddles. This design also prevents you from inadvertently reattaching the shaft bars to the cords...

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Workshop Etiquette

Arrive on time If you arrive late do not expect the tutor to devote more time to you than the other course participants. The tutor should not be expected to repeat information already covered simply because you were not on time. Mobile phones should be turned off when possible. They are a distraction to the tutor and the other students. Should there be a situation requiring you to be available on mobile, exit the room to accept the call. Read all correspondence about your course thoroughly and be ready. Bring all the required equipment to the workshop. Do not expect...

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Octado - information from Louet Website

This eight-harness dobby loom is available in three weaving widths: 70, 90 and 110 cm (27 3/4”, 35 3/8” and 43 1/4”). The special features, like easy programming and light treadling of the counter march shed, described on page 15, are all integrated in the Octado loom. The Octado is made out of lacquered beech hardwood and the most complex castle section is pre assembled. Included with the loom are a shelf and built-in raddle, a stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric), 600/800/1200 Texsolv heddles (330 mm), lease and tie-up sticks and sixteen warp sticks. You must choose between a mechanical...

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Louet Drumcarders - information from Louet site

Drumcarders Louët has five different drumcarders: the Classic, Standard, Junior (or Roving), Elite and Elektrical drumcarder. They are made of laminated birch and have a hard white coating. The drums of the carders are 19 cm (7 1/2”) wide, except for the drum of the Junior (10 cm (4”) wide). In order to ensure a long life, the teeth on all Louët carders are made of high grade plated steel wire. All gearboxes, except for the Elite drumcarder, are enclosed to prevent fibers entering the gear system.The Classic and Elektrical drumcarder have a fine cloth of 46 teeth per square...

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Magic Dobby - Information from Louet.

Magic Dobby (MD) is a very portable loom. The loom can be used as a table loom by using a lever to open the shed, or mount it on the floor stand and use a treadle to open the shed. The front and rear sections fold up towards the castle, for easy storage or travel. You must choose between a mechanical and electronic dobby. Magic Dobby is available in 40 cm (15 3/4”) and 70 cm (27 5/8”) weaving width and is made of lacquered beech. The loom comes with the castle section assembled and a floor stand with treadle,...

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