Saturday, May 10, 2014

New to me -- F.J. Ahrens Loom

After much contemplation I decided to make the jump from a table loom to a floor loom (mostly for ergonomic reasons!). We found this beauty on Craigslist where it had been sitting in a garage covered for almost 12 years. After the dust was cleaned off and new coat of wax applied it is ready to go! It's an F.J. Ahrens loom, 10 shaft, 10 treadle, 40" weaving width. Built of solid birdseye and tiger maple. It was built in Oakland, California I think in the 40's but info on this loom is really hard to find. I was only able to locate one other loom like it on the web. So if you have any info, please leave a on to warping and weaving!