Alice is a capable travel companion & is our only 10" loom. The 8 shaft model is only 13.5 lbs. She has graded length shaft control keys so fingers can easily identify which keys to lift or return. Warp control pawls and ratchets are outside where the weaver can easily reach them. Changing sheds is an extraordinarily smooth action because cords run over 16 maple wood pulleys, never dragged over rods or around eyelets. Alice allows for secure beater stowage, and her breast/back beams are 1-1/4" hard maple dowels with embedded cross dowel connectors. Cross dowels can be tightened without fear of them pulling out, and allow users to remove the breast/back beam and replace it with the included 4mm wrench.
Alice’s shed is more than adequate for flat shuttles & most boat shuttles.
Double pawls, back and front, make 32 stops per turn.
Modern Woolhouse looms attempt to capture the best of John's designs but utilizing ApplyPly for various parts to decrease cost and add features (such as beater stowage on Alice and Norah) that are unavailable on Original looms.
Unique to Modern, Quick Fold requires the user to fully remove two thumb screws and loosen the other two. Looms with Quick Fold can be folded with tension on a warp in place.
Woolhouse looms have three beater positions. The beater is not connected to the base, allowing users to quickly move it between warp advances. The beater position closest to the weaver holds the beater in quick fold. .
Rubber feet provide protection for table tops.
Weaving Width: 10"
Weight: 13.5 lbs (Reed adds an additional 1 pound)
Folding: Quick Fold (23”x15.5”x8”)
Heddle Length: 7”
Heddle Quantity: 200
2x Lease Stick
2x 8-1/2” Stick Shuttle
2x Apron Rod and Texsolv Cord
5/32” Hex Wrench
Reed Option: 6,8,10,12,15,20