Can someone identify this small table loom?

I'm considering purchasing this 15 inch 2 harness table loom to use to teach weaving to my grandson and maybe use for small projects when something big is on my Mighty Wolf. 

Can anyone identify it or have any comments about it? It has an 8 dent reed.

thank you.

Comments

Posted on Sun, 01/30/2011 - 15:36

Lily Mills, now closed, used to make a small two shaft counterbalance table loom.  And I know in at least one community there was a woodworker who made copies and sold this type of loom.  There is no one making them today.  Just go ahead and weave on it.  I wove on one once and it worked just fine.  If you need reeds, lease sticks or other parts, we may be able to help. [email protected]

Joanne

Posted on Sun, 01/30/2011 - 17:37

I have the use of a similar little table loom, where the bottom part is a frame, but it has the same peg handle on top of the counterbalance rocker, and a lovely wooden 8-dent reed, and some ancient-&-perfectly-servicable string heddles. Weaves just a treat and is delightful for smaller projects and demos. I'd go for it.

Posted on Sun, 01/30/2011 - 18:32

Apparently this one says Spokane somewhere on it. I guess I'll go take a look today. The lady wants $80.00 for it, which is a little out of my budget right now. I'll ask about the reed being wood.

 

Posted on Sun, 01/30/2011 - 21:33

It was Spokane where a man was making looms like this.  The weavers there liked the loom.  But I don't remember that the reed was made of wood.  A 15 inche reed costs about $30.

Joanne

Posted on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 00:18

Hi -

I just joined up here. I got a Lily table loom a few months ago at an auction. I figured for $10 I couldn't go too wrong. It has a few condition issues like the finish is a bit rought and a bit of rust on the piece that you use to beat down the fabric. As you can guess, I don't know all the proper terminology yet! I guess my biggest question right now is where I can find instructions, or even some really good photos of how to warp it. It's partially done, with the warp attached on 1 side but the other ends are loose, just knotted gently to keep them from pulling out.

Before I forget, I'm Gail and live in Iowa. I've been peaking in occasionally since I found this forum while searching for information on this loom. So much interesting informatin here!

Edited to correct the spelling of "Lily" - apparently I have spring flowers on my mind.

Posted on Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:16

<p>I will be adopting a 1965 Lily Hand Loom (read table loom) in another month or so and as I have not been able to find anything that will help me put it together or learn how to use it, and as I am from Iowa, too (!), I wondered if you would share what you have found thus far to help you get started???</p>

<p>Pullrich, learning as I go!</p>

Posted on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 02:10

Hi Gail,

Do a web search for "warping loom",  you should come up with many web pages on how it is done.  Even if the instructions aren't specifically for your little loom, you could still follow the steps but to a smaller scale.  There are many beginning weaving books on how to warp and weave also.  Here is a link to get you started.

Blessings!  CC

.http://www.louisefrench.com/instructions_for_warping_a_loom_louise_french_ver5.pdf

Posted on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 02:13

Hi Gail,

Do a web search for "warping loom",  you should come up with many web pages on how it is done.  Even if the instructions aren't specifically for your little loom, you could still follow the steps but to a smaller scale.  There are many beginning weaving books on how to warp and weave also.  Here is a link to get you started.

Blessings!  CC

http://www.fiber-addict.net/warping.html

 

Posted on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 19:25

Thank you for the links and the hint on what to search for for more information. Knowing what to search *for* makes so much difference!

Gail