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Countermarch Looms

Mandy Pedigo
 

Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone knows of resources for countermarch looms - more of the technical end of things? I have a new to me Bexell Cranbrook loom that I've been working on.  I'm wondering what determines the lengths of chains for the various parts, how heddle length impacts the loom, etc.? 



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Re: The Valkyries Loom by Michele Hayeur Smith

Lorraine Whale
 

I read it and I really enjoyed it and then I went to Iceland and visited many of the places that were discussed in the book. I am also from one of those northern islands and so it was of special interest to me.

Lorraine

On Feb 1, 2023, at 7:58 PM, Louise Yale via groups.io <cafeina@...> wrote:

Has anyone read this book?
Comments appreciated.

Louise in NorCal






The Valkyries Loom by Michele Hayeur Smith

Louise Yale
 

Has anyone read this book?
Comments appreciated.

Louise in NorCal


Re: Thanks to all for info on Florence and Rome

Chrystal de Freitas
 

Thank you for all the great places to visit in Florence - 
I really appreciate it - 

Best, 
Chrystal


-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Irving <ckirving1204@...>
To: weavetech@groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jan 28, 2023 9:27 am
Subject: Re: [weavetech] visiting Florence and Rome

These are ones others have suggested:

Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Florence - My husband and I went here and LOVED it! Private Tour and great food around the block.
https://anticosetificiofiorentino.com/

Fondazione Lisio, Florence
https://www.fondazionelisio.org/en/

Museo del Tessuto, Prato (near Florence)
https://www.museodeltessuto.it/?lang=en

Museo del Tessuto e della Tappezzeria, Bologna
http://www.museibologna.it/arteantica/luoghi/53004/offset/0/id/88019 (in
Italian)

The next two are in Zoagli, a small town on the Ligurian coast about 80 km west of Cinque Terre, which is famous for its century-old production of velvets:

Seterie Gaggioli
https://tessituragaggioli.it/

Seterie di Zoagli Cordani
https://www.tessiturecordani.it/
https://www.turismo.it/tradizioni/articolo/art/zoagli-il-paese-di-velluto-id-842/


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Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

bigwhitesofadog
 

I am having trouble with 24 lifting when it shouldn't.  I am weaving summer and winter, which is a 4 pick sequence.  It goes 1,2; patt; 3-24; patt.  Occasionally, 24 isn't cleared, and rises on the second patt Lift.  This because the cable has stretched, and the turnbuckle is maxed out.  A new cable is one solution.
Sandra


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

Mimi Anderson
 

Sheila,

How convenient that you have a qualified tech at hand!  Can you tell us where/how to lubricate the dobby.  I have the tri-flow type of lubricant.

I am working on a Treadle the Threading activity, and often my #24 lifts, particularly when just starting a session, but occasionally otherwise.  Also I had my #8 drop suddenly, which was a little scary.

Additionally, my fan is making a higher pitch whirring sound when first turned on, but it will settle to the normal sound after several seconds.  That suggests to me I need a cleaning, hopefully not worse.  Any comments on this?

Mimi

Mimi Anderson
253-906-5448





Re: visiting Florence and Rome

Carol Irving
 

These are ones others have suggested:

Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Florence - My husband and I went here and LOVED it! Private Tour and great food around the block.
https://anticosetificiofiorentino.com/

Fondazione Lisio, Florence
https://www.fondazionelisio.org/en/

Museo del Tessuto, Prato (near Florence)
https://www.museodeltessuto.it/?lang=en

Museo del Tessuto e della Tappezzeria, Bologna
http://www.museibologna.it/arteantica/luoghi/53004/offset/0/id/88019 (in
Italian)

The next two are in Zoagli, a small town on the Ligurian coast about 80 km west of Cinque Terre, which is famous for its century-old production of velvets:

Seterie Gaggioli
https://tessituragaggioli.it/

Seterie di Zoagli Cordani
https://www.tessiturecordani.it/
https://www.turismo.it/tradizioni/articolo/art/zoagli-il-paese-di-velluto-id-842/


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Re: visiting Florence and Rome

Chrystal de Freitas
 

thank you Dr. D!!

Love cashmere - 

from 
another Dr. D 


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Sent: Sat, Jan 28, 2023 8:15 am
Subject: Re: [weavetech] visiting Florence and Rome


Re: visiting Florence and Rome

DR D W Taylor
 


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

bigwhitesofadog
 

I assume you are using a CD.  Watch the startup, when it lifts all of the shafts, one at a time, for anything unusual, or any unusual sounds.  You may have a bad solenoid.  I keep spare solenoids for both of mine.  Look at #7, see if it I is different in any way.  Look to see if the ball is worn or misshapen.  If you have the swinging arm, look to see that the slots that catch the ball are not worn.  I did not realize how worn mine were until I replaced it.  Good luck.  You can rethread 7 to another shaft and rewrite your pattern.  Done that too.
Sandra


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

sjsk64
 

I have the opposite problem, the shaft does not drop after being used. I have a 24 shaft workshop dory loom. I talked/zoomed with AVL and have not found a solution. They think that one or more of the wires may be bent and they are sending me new ones to try. We can see that not all the wires are in the same place in the dobby.. We’ll see.


Re: visiting Florence and Rome

Anna Ravano
 

Another two links:

Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Florence
https://anticosetificiofiorentino.com/
They don't seem to organize guided tours, but there are professionally guided tours, such as this one:
https://florencewhatelse.it/en/prox_experience/guided-tour-stefano-riccis-antico-setificio-fiorentino/

Museo del Tessuto, Prato (near Florence)
https://www.museodeltessuto.it/?lang=en

Anna Ravano

Il 27/01/23 18:36, Janis Johnson ha scritto:
In Florence, see if you can join a guided tour of the Lisio Foundation for Silk Arts https://www.fondazionelisio.org/en/ <https://www.fondazionelisio.org/en/> to see skilled professional weavers using manual Jacquard looms.
Janis
On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 9:27 AM Chrystal de Freitas via groups.io <http://groups.io> <chrysdef@... <mailto:aol.com@groups.io>> wrote:
Hi Friends -
My hubby and I are visiting Italy for a couple of weeks and I'm
looking for weaving places, yarns etc.
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated -
Warm regards,
Chrystal


Re: visiting Florence and Rome

Chrystal de Freitas
 

Thanks Janis 


On Jan 27, 2023, at 11:23 AM, Janis Johnson <janis.marie.johnson@...> wrote:


In Florence, see if you can join a guided tour of the Lisio Foundation for Silk Arts https://www.fondazionelisio.org/en/ to see skilled professional weavers using manual Jacquard looms.

Janis

On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 9:27 AM Chrystal de Freitas via groups.io <chrysdef=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Friends - 

My hubby and I are visiting Italy for a couple of weeks and I'm looking for weaving places, yarns etc. 

Any guidance will be greatly appreciated - 

Warm regards, 

Chrystal


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

Janet Stollnitz
 

Since I started tying together the unused heddles on each shaft my AVL Compu-Dobby Loom, I have many fewer problems with shafts and heddles misbehaving.

 

Janet

 

From: weavetech@groups.io <weavetech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Benson
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2023 10:51 AM
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: Re: [weavetech] AVL shaft randomly dropping

 

I have the same thing on #3 and typically when I’m chugging along. I think sometimes the heddles at the end of the shaft get tangled and it pops it out of the eyelet. 

 

Anne Benson

 



On Jan 27, 2023, at 9:28 AM, Carole Elliott <carole@...> wrote:

For no apparent reason my number 7 shaft is dropping randomly.  I am using 8 shafts currently and wove about 14 inches correctly before this started.  Any suggestions to resolve are welcome.
carole


Re: visiting Florence and Rome

Janis Johnson
 

In Florence, see if you can join a guided tour of the Lisio Foundation for Silk Arts https://www.fondazionelisio.org/en/ to see skilled professional weavers using manual Jacquard looms.

Janis


On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 9:27 AM Chrystal de Freitas via groups.io <chrysdef=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Friends - 

My hubby and I are visiting Italy for a couple of weeks and I'm looking for weaving places, yarns etc. 

Any guidance will be greatly appreciated - 

Warm regards, 

Chrystal


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

Sheila Carey
 

Hi Carole

I’m using an old Compu Dobby I and recently had the same issue.  In my case it was shaft 8.  Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t rise when called for, sometimes it rose then fell.

It usually worked for a while when I started up the dobby, then got worse after 30-60 minutes of weaving,

My spouse is a retired IT person and services my dobby.  He found that the solenoid for that shaft was sticking.  The probe that pushes the cable to the sweep arm was neither going out far enough to push the knob in place properly nor retracting fully when the shaft was down.  A thorough cleaning and lubrication of the dobby has solved the problem so far.

If you lubricate it use graphite not any sort of oil.

Hope this helps.

Sheila

Sheila Carey
Courtenay, BC
sheila@...


On Jan 27, 2023, at 6:29 AM, Carole Elliott <carole@...> wrote:

For no apparent reason my number 7 shaft is dropping randomly.  I am using 8 shafts currently and wove about 14 inches correctly before this started.  Any suggestions to resolve are welcome.
carole


Re: visiting Florence and Rome

Chrystal de Freitas
 

Hi Friends - 

My hubby and I are visiting Italy for a couple of weeks and I'm looking for weaving places, yarns etc. 

Any guidance will be greatly appreciated - 

Warm regards, 

Chrystal


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

Mitchell Burleson
 

Hey i have alot of experience if it is a mechanical dobby. The biggest thing is to make sure the dobby arm is aligned properly so the dobby cables are right in the middle of the slots on the dobby arm. Secondly make sure the roller that holds your peg plan is properly adjusted so when your peg plan is attached the keys make contact with the dobby cables and can push them back far enough so they can be caught by the dobby arm. Also email avl directly and they may be able to help. 
-Mitchell Burleson

On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 11:43 AM Anne Benson <jasstbenson@...> wrote:
I have the same thing on #3 and typically when I’m chugging along. I think sometimes the heddles at the end of the shaft get tangled and it pops it out of the eyelet. 

Anne Benson


On Jan 27, 2023, at 9:28 AM, Carole Elliott <carole@...> wrote:

For no apparent reason my number 7 shaft is dropping randomly.  I am using 8 shafts currently and wove about 14 inches correctly before this started.  Any suggestions to resolve are welcome.
carole


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

Anne Benson
 

I have the same thing on #3 and typically when I’m chugging along. I think sometimes the heddles at the end of the shaft get tangled and it pops it out of the eyelet. 

Anne Benson


On Jan 27, 2023, at 9:28 AM, Carole Elliott <carole@...> wrote:

For no apparent reason my number 7 shaft is dropping randomly.  I am using 8 shafts currently and wove about 14 inches correctly before this started.  Any suggestions to resolve are welcome.
carole


Re: AVL shaft randomly dropping

Doreen McLaughlin
 

1. Which loom are you weaving on?
2. Dobby?
Doreen McLaughlin 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Carole Elliott <carole@...>
Date: 1/27/23 7:28 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: weavetech@groups.io
Subject: [weavetech] AVL shaft randomly dropping

For no apparent reason my number 7 shaft is dropping randomly.  I am using 8 shafts currently and wove about 14 inches correctly before this started.  Any suggestions to resolve are welcome.
carole