Weaving , Fiber Arts In this post, I'll go over how to use a Leclerc Artisat floor loom, and give some tips for buying a second-hand floor loom, setting it up, and starting to weave. I like my rigid heddle loom, but I wanted to be able to make bigger things, and to weave more complex patterns. I set up an alert on Craigslist for looms, so I had an idea of what used floor looms tend to sell for. I found this one in a local antique shop, along with a bunch of accessories, so I decided to go for it. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a percentage if you make a purchase using these links.
This includes information to help identify specific loom models manufactured for the last years by the company, technical advice and support to get your loom assembled and working properly, a collection of parts to replace ones that are missing or damaged and information on new Leclerc looms and accessories. Identify Your Leclerc Loom Model Over the last century, Leclerc or Nilus Leclerc as the company was once named manufactured many different models of floor, table and specialty loom. The pictures on the following pages will help current loom owners identify their loom model. Links to downloadable assembly manuals and parts lists are also provided. The link below shows many of these parts along with how they are used on the loom. In addition, many parts not shown for loom models either discontinued or currently being manufactered are also available. Contact us at nmanners camillavalleyfarm.
Leclerc Loom History Leclerc previously known as Nilus Leclerc has been advancing the field of handweaving for over a century and has produced a legacy of loom designs, most still being used around the world by satisfied customers. This page presents an overview of the basic Leclerc loom designs. Many of these have undergone changes over time as the company's designers have made enhancements to improve the products and have incorporated new materials and technologies. While many of the looms shown below are still being made, a number have been discontinued. We have included the loom models that we know of but believe that there are more designs than what are shown below.
The first floor was used for the workshop and the office, while the second and the third floors were the family home. Click to enlarge The factory produced house and church furniture, doors and windows as well as all-wood weaving looms that measured 6' x 6'. After they produced mostly handweaving looms while still producing some church furniture. In , they started to produce a new, more compact handweaving loom made to fit inside a normal house. Edmond Chamard gave a demonstration and Robert son of Nilus helped to thread the loom.