Master Weaver Looms

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I’ve had a number of questions recently related to Master Weaver Looms. Apparently, the first Master Weaver Loom was a small version which was used much like a rigid heddle lap loom. The photos I’ve seen show a nicely turned dark wood loom. (I don’t have one but would love to find one.) It was somewhat delicate in appearance as opposed to it’s cousin, the large and much heaver Master Weaver III. The Master Weaver loom was a larger version of the lap loom. It was made from natural wood and heavier in frame without the wood turning. Both of these earlier versions were limited in warp by the size of the loom. The warp was “turned” onto the frame end over end so that the warp was 2 times the length of the loom. The final verison, the Master Weaver III (the loom seen under “My Looms”) had a back beam and can accept a longer warp and can be warped like a conventional loom. Once warped (either style) the “feet” on the long “legs” of the loom can be un screwed which lengthens the legs and tightens the warp.

Janet Meany at the Weaver’s Friend was very helpful and can provide copies of various instruction books with patterns is you’ve been lucky enough to find a Master Weaver Loom. Apparently the business reorganized several times and to my knowledge is no longer in business. Hope this helps.

Tropical Twister

 

4 Responses to “Master Weaver Looms”

  1. Bronwyn Specht says, September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I have a Masterweaver which I inherited from an aunt. I am not a weaver and I have no use for it. I also have a husband who wants me to get rid of it. I am looking for someone to give it to. The biggest problem that I can forsee, is that I live in B.C. Mailing it somewhere may be expensive. I cannot accept throwing it away! Would you know anyone who might like to recieve this loom, free.
    Bronwyn

  2. Tropical Twister says, October 6th, 2011 at 7:01 am

    We spoke off-line about my daughter picking up the loom, but she’s can’t make it work. You may want to go to Ravelry.com It’s a free site and mecca for all things fiber. You may want to post the loom under the Warped Weaver’s Market Place Depending on the model and condition, you may find a buyer in the $300 to $400 range. If you would like to email a picture to me, I’ll post it here on SeabreezeSpinners.com

    Tropical Twister

  3. A Kenny says, January 2nd, 2012 at 2:06 am

    did you find a new home for your Masterweaver Loom??

  4. Tropical Twister says, January 2nd, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    The loom in the Pacific Northwest is not my loom. Bronwyn Specht inherited the loom and was offering it for sale. I will forward your inquiry to her.

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