Restoring a Lillstina Swedish Floor Loom
I am a new weaver and I just had the most fun restoring a Lillstina Swedish floor loom that I rescued from 25 years of storage in an old barn. My loom has 4 harnesses and 6 treadles. When I found this loom on Craigslist it was filthy and all the heddles and tie ups needed to be replaced but the loom had all its parts. Murphy's oil soap, nylon cording, plastic buttons and cotton yarn as well as lots of hard work and patience ... and now I have a beautiful floor loom that is ready to be dressed! During this restoration process I learned about the parts of a loom, how to tie up the treadles to lamms with a snitch knot as well as how to make string heddles! Now I just need to learn how to dress this loom. I found the original instructions for the Lillstina floor loom F-4 on the Internet. I cannot wait to get started! I am planning to make a weaving sampler using "A Handweaver's Pattern Book" by Marguerite P. Davison as my guide.