Louet Table (kindda) Loom

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My Louet Table (kindda) Loom. The loom is a “table loom” which came with a stand. It is an older model which could be fitted with up to four treadles. I got the loom off eBay before I went to Stecoach and set it up when I got back.

With the same set-up, “German Rosepath” I was able to do several patterns. My first set-up was with khaki colored 8/2 cotton. On one scarf, I used a white and cream cotton/wool blend yarn; on the other, a turquoise colored 8/2 cotton.


You’ll notice the zigzag pattern near the fringed ends. Both scarves have the same pattern for the body of the scarf.

The four harness, four treadle loom has it’s limitations. If I were to get a “real” floor loom, at a minimum I would get a four harness, six treadle loom. That configuation allows the weaver to set aside two treadles for tabby or plain weave and the other four for the pattern. Insead of having to treadle two treadles with each pass (which can get confusing), you only need to treadle one treadle.

Tropical Twister
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2 Responses to “Louet Table (kindda) Loom”

  1. Robert West says, April 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    We have a very similar loom and didn’t get instructions and are having trouble setting up the loom to use it. Is there any chance that you might have instructions you would be willing to copy and send?

  2. Tropical Twister says, May 2nd, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Sorry, I sent along the instructions when I sold the loom. If you go to Louet.com they may be able to help or contact http://www.weaversfriend.com/ They have all kinds of orphan loom information.
    Tropical Twister

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