Hello, I am new to Weavolution. I am also new to my recently aqcuired Fireside Fiberarts Loom which we purchased second hand. I have the 40" 8 shaft model with the wide 7.5" warp beam I am reassembling after the move to my home. This is a far cry from my little Dorset and while I understand how jack looms work in general I need help!
My questions are as follows: What is the status of Fireside Fiberarts in Butler, PA? These are the folks who purchased the business from Gary Swett on the west coast. Are they still in business? They don't return phone calls and their webside seems to die out around 2010. Does anyone have a manual/assembly instructions/parts list for these looms? I'm not sure I have the friction brake threaded correctly and would love a diagram. Do folks use an apron on the warp beam? Else, how are they attaching the tieup rod to this hollow beam made up of four sides? The loom came with left and right Rotary Temple units in a box. However, there is no rack which the temple units are attached to the loom. Is Fireside Fiberarts the only source for the Rotary Temple?
Thanks for your time!
Rob Lilley in NJ