new owner of a Dorset loom

Hi, I am a beginner weaver and have just purchased a beautiful 4 harness Dorset loom( precursor of the  wolf looms). I am looking for suggestions on how to make a raddle and lease sticks to go with it. It has a 26 inch weaving width. Thanks.


Posted on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 03:52

My raddle is made of a piece of 1x2 hardwood, 4' long. It has screw eyes every 1/2 inch.   I secure the sections of warp in the raddle with a 1/4" dowel that I slide along through the eyes.  It works very well and was easy to make.  Hint - use a screwdriver to turn screw eyes.  If you have a lot of screw eyes to turn, put an allen wrench in a drill chuck.

Posted on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 19:58

<p>I recently purchased a Dorset, probably dating from the 70&#39;s,&nbsp; It is a really sweet thing.&nbsp; I am looking for a manual or guidance in removing frames to adjust the number of heddles or deal with crossed heddles etc.</p>