I discovered this Loom Design Fail during my recent workshop. This is only the 2nd time I brought this loom to a workshop. At the first workshop, I had an ok time with the loom- I had been weaving with a Dorothy, so anything was an improvement over that. During this workshop, I found myself distracted by the levers that were right in my line of sight. I didn't really need to see the cloth, I wasn't doing pickup
but having the levers blocking the clear view was annoying
THE GOOD NEWS is that one of my guildmates had a loom that I think would be ideal for me to have for workshops, and for my overcrowded Manhattan apartment. She let me weave on it, and i am sold. It is the Louet Jane, which folds down to a portfolio size flat that weighs 17 lbs. It even has a leather handle built into the frame!! The heddles are texsolve, and the reed is held in place with velcro straps instead of screws & wingnuts (lighter weight!) I plan to sell my 2 Dorothys and this Schacht 8 harness, pictured and complained about here, in order to finance the new purchase.