Glimakra Aktiv


Posted on Sat, 09/17/2016 - 20:36


I just purchase a glimakra aktiv but I never used a contermarch before and can't find information about this loom... Could you perhaps help me a little to tie it? I can't find a good way with lenght of cords... I am a new weaver and only used a leclerc artisat before.

Thanks a lot.



Posted on Sat, 09/17/2016 - 21:03

there are 2 decent books that will help you to learn your loom.  The Big Book of Weaving by Laila Lundell has great information on tying up cm & cb looms, plus projects.   Good detailed illustrations as well and it is readily available.  Joanne Hall's book, Tying Up the Countermarch Loom is another good resource,  also easy to find.  

These 2 books will get your loom set up and weaving.  



Posted on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 15:28

The Aktiv is quite different from other looms. Carine contacted me privately last night and I sent her an information file that I prepared for the person who bought my Aktive some time back.

This loom model has all the lams at a single level and needs a bit if extra documetation to get it set up correctly.


Posted on Sat, 06/27/2020 - 12:13

<p>Hi,&nbsp;</p><p>I don&#39;t suppose you still have those notes?</p><p>New owner here.</p><p>TIA</p>

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Posted on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 16:17

Hi Carine,

I own an Aktive. It is really difficult to orientate between the lams , and the space under the loom is very small for working. You can help yourself with colored tapes ( washi) to identify the lams that going up and down. And black and white pearls can help to  get an overview  for the drafting. You can see some pictures here in my blog:

I think I have somewhere the instruction for this loom. Contact me if you are interested , then I will search and make a snapshot for you.

Good luck!

Kristina from Germany

Posted on Sat, 04/01/2017 - 21:14

I purchased an Aktiv about 4 years ago and am just now, after a couple of moves, getting it put together. I am a new weaver and totally confused. I have a couple of good books that address te Glimakra standard but there are differences to the Aktiv. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:09

Has anyone ever attempted to put the sectional warp beam intended for Ideal on the Aktiv? Does it work?