Glimakra Emilia 18" rigid heddle loom w/ stand & books
For sale is a Glimakra Emilia 18" rigid heddle loom with the stand and some extras. This loom folds for transport and/or storage. It comes with
18" Glimakra loom
stand for loom
three reeds - 8, 10 and 12 dent (two pictured in the chair, one on the loom)
1 warping peg
1 weaving hook
1 stick shuttle (not pictured)
(1) Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport
(2) Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom by Liz Gipson
and a booklet published by Schacht called The Schacht Guide to the Rigid Heddle Loom: Projects, Tips, Inspiration (this is not in the pictures).
The only things wrong with this loom - it's missing the little rubber tip on the back ratchet and pawl handle, and, I was using rubber bands on the back tie-on bar to hold the yarn secure and they dry rotted so there's just a bit of residue on there. There's also a bit of black paint missing on some of the metal pieces. Other than those things, this loom and accessories are fine.
A rigid heddle loom is a wonderful way to learn weaving or good for people without the space or inclination to weave on a floor loom. Because of the portability, you can move the loom to any room of your house and still weave. On the stand, the loom sits at chair level so you don't have to have a special bench or chair. The loom folds forward with the woven item still on the loom so it can be mobile without worrying about messing up your project.
The current retail price for the loom, stand and two extra heddles is $439 - this doesn't include the cost of buying the books. I am asking $350 or best offer for everything.