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KnitClickChick
11-29-2008, 03:01 PM
My landlord stopped by last night to make some repairs, and saw me spinning. He asked if I would be interested in a loom. He bought it for his wife 30 yrs ago when they got married but he never put it together for her. It is still in the box. It is a Harrisville 22 inch loom. He is back today to continue work, and brought me the manual for the loom. I haven't had a chance to discuss pricing, but he said that he paid $200 for it. I have gone to Harrisville Designs website, and this looks like the one, or relatively close to it: http://www.harrisville.com/proddetail.php?prod=L224K

Now, I don't think he could possibly ask more than the $200 he originally paid for it...do you? (it is $996 on the website.) But I am hoping he would ask for less, although $200 would be a steal. Does anyone have any experience with this brand? Is this a good product? Here is the paper that he has for the loom also.

Knitting_Guy
11-29-2008, 03:34 PM
Personally I don't think very highly of loons.

Oh, LOOMS, never mind...

KnitClickChick
11-29-2008, 03:50 PM
Personally I don't think very highly of loons.

Oh, LOOMS, never mind...

hee hee Mason you never fail to make me smile

ctmax
11-29-2008, 05:54 PM
I don't know much about that loom brand, but I have a loom myself and I weave more than I knit now. I have a 36" Leclerc loom myself. From the pictures it looks like a Jack type loom which is good you can do pattern's that are not balanced. I bought my loom used and it came with the bench and 4 reeds, the threading hook, all the heddles, 2 shuttles, 5 bobbins, and some lease sticks and I paid $300. I also noticed that the loom on the website has 6 treddles, but the one in the picture only has 4.

KnitClickChick
11-29-2008, 06:30 PM
Ok, he said that they paid "like $225", and he would take $200 for it. Sounds like a good deal?

MoniDew
11-29-2008, 09:12 PM
it's the bird in the hand, versus the two in the bush.

If you're interested, take it, sweetie!
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ctmax
11-29-2008, 10:01 PM
I also say if you want it buy it. I would look into what it comes with though, some of those things can be pricey if you have to buy them.

Crycket
11-30-2008, 12:06 PM
I am about to buy a heddle loom (http://www.ashford.co.nz/weaving/weaving-frameset.htm)...and the 24" wide one I am getting is going to set me back about $220....

Just as an idea....

ctmax
11-30-2008, 02:19 PM
I know this is a little off topic, but I thought I would show you a picture of the teatowels I made my grandma for Christmas. They were done using 2/8 cotton and the Finnish Twill pattern.

Denise in Michigan
12-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Beautiful towels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheering: