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Lily -vintage- table top loom

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Frankly I never used this loom.  It was an Ebay impulse buy.   2 harness, 15" wide, needs a good cleaning up but in nice condition.  $100.00 or plus reasonable shipping charges & insurance if you want it.   Weaversfriend.com can send you a copy of the owner's manual which is 17 pgs, for a minimal cost.  

Claudia Segal's picture
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Do you have a few pictures?

Do you have a few pictures? It would be great to see what it looks like.

Some people shy away from pictures, you might find it easier to post if you watch this YouTube video. She simplifies the process which will soon be even easier. Take a look here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pmEdxZUyY0

Hope that helps,

Claudia, Weavolution co-founder

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Sure, I'll see what I can

Sure, I'll see what I can do....

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After laying all accessories

After laying all accessories out for this loom to take a picture, I discovered the crank is missing...  it can be improvised, but at this time, I guess, I will remove it from sale here till I find it, or otherwise.  SORRY!

Claudia Segal's picture
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is the loom completely

is the loom completely unusable without the crank?

Put the pictures up while you look for the crank. I am really interested in this item and would love to see it.

Claudia

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Joined: 06/09/2009
The Lily looms where I teach

The Lily looms where I teach are all missing cranks.  I just buy a box end wrench to fit the square thingy where the crank goes.  You could also look for outdoor faucet handles which have square connections and see if you can find one the same size.

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Joined: 05/29/2009
 I have been using my Lily

 I have been using my Lily loom when I do weaving demos.  I take the Lily loom and let anyone who is interested weave a bit.  It is very light (easily carried in one hand) and, because it has regular heddles, it is easier for the uninitiated to see that it works just like the big looms.  I was using rigid heddle looms for this purpose before I found a Lily, but the Lily is sturdier and easier to understand.  

My normal demo outfit consists of my Harrisville A/4 (usually with an overshot design that catches the eye) and the Lily with a white warp and lots of options for colorful weft.  This allows the public to see me weaving something that looks impressive and lets them try their hand at something simple.

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 I use one of these with

 I use one of these with preschoolers and love it.  I need to advance the warp (no crank, I just do it by hand) but four year olds can easily use one of these looms, and they are so sturdy that I don't need to worry at all about them damaging anything.  And because the shed stays open the weaver can take as long as necessary to get the shuttle through.

 

FWIW, mine can hold 5 yards (barely) of 3/2 cotton.