Macomber Loom

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Macomber Loom




Bailey will be the trainer on this tool until someone who isn't a total noob shows up to show us how it's really done.

Special thanks to Kris Fell for helping us to get the loom assembled and getting us launched on our weaving journey!


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Some tools at Area 515 have consumables: materials that are required to use the tool. For example, sanders have sandpaper as a consumable. See below for the consumables of this tool!

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Other Notes

Purchased December 2016


Des Moines Weavers Guild

Patterns available on subscription

Weavolution Macomber group

Sarah Haskell's Macomber blog

Info on warping the sectional beam: Fiber Artisan Macomber posts

Macomber group on Ravelry [You need a Ravelry account to view]

2-4 shaft pattern drafts from Kris

On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics

detailed photos Reddit user reishka's restoration of a 1941 Macomber B5

My Macomber Loom Restoration Project Log Facebook user Caryn White Stedman's restoration of a 1975 Macomber 40” B-type Ad-A-Harness named Magnhild


Setting up loom from folded state

Manufacturer instructions

Folding for transport

Books & articles of particular interest:

Pattern and Loom  ::: John Becker ::: A practical study of the development of weaving techniques in China, Western Asia and Europe ::: 1986

The Shuttle-Craft Book of American Hand Weaving  ::: Mary Miegs Atwater ::: 1928

Home Weaving in Southeast Iowa, 1833-1870  ::: Loris Huepenbecker Connolly