Re: Live tension for ashford Katie table loom #tableloom

Pamela Graham

Please forgive my ignorance but what exactly is live tension and when would one use it?

Thank you!

On Jun 11, 2021, at 6:46 PM, Lorelei Caracausa <beeweaverstudio@...> wrote:

I have been known to hang smallish cloth bags on the tension bar, and then can add and subtract weight until I am happy with it

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021, 5:21 PM Janell Neulinger <janell.neulinger@...> wrote:


I decided to supplement my floor loom with an Ashford Katie table loom for portability, and while I wait for it to arrive I thought I would get the live tension bits ready.

Folks with small looms for narrow <=12” warps: how much weight are you using on the ‘heavy’ side? And what are you using?

My idea was to use a beam-width length of rebar (or stainless laboratory ‘cage’ bar). The big loom has a pair of canoe anchors… I am familiar with the concept and just looking for specific implementation info for teensy looms. 



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