Weaving is an enduring pattern, that given similar geographic, economic, and social circumstances, communities maintain habits of life over immense periods of time. The technology of these patterns may vary and change. But the deepest elements of these behaviours are deeply intuitional.
In short, weaving is a community affair.
There is a vast network of weavers and fibre artists active in the world today. A great part of weaving is meeting others who are friendly to passing on their knowledge and skills.
When looking for a power loom last spring I came into contact with Harley in South Carolina. With 50 years of experience in industrial power loom weaving he now finds and resells usable, working power looms.
Here are pics and a description of a Draper Model E loom that he now has on the market…
Plain weave 2 harness
Set up to weave from creel.
No missing parts
I am sending some preliminary pictures. I will be taking better pictures next week.
People are invaluable resources to learning to operate looms in general, and power looms in particular. It’s great when folks are willing to pass on this information. This loom is obviously currently set up for rug weaving…
Harley can be contacted at: jabercrom08 at aol dot com