Hi everybody. I just stumbled on a Dorset loom in a consignment shop and had to buy it - it is so cute! I took it home and started on a project, only to discover that there is no apron rod for the cloth beam - there is one ordinarily, right? There is also a stick attached by screws and springy things on the back bar of the loom and I'm not sure what that is for. Anybody have any ideas? I can't wait to get this little guy warped and start giving it a run. I would love hearing any more detailed info about these looms, if anybody has anything. It's so cute. . . . thanks every body.