Hi. Any owners of the Louet David 70 cm? Any regrets not ordering the size up? Do you find it wide enough? The widest thing I weave is kitchen towels, so I figured might as well go for the small David to benefit from the lighter weight and 8 inch narrower footprint. I would love to hear feedback about the loom. Do you find the treadle area roomy enough? Do you ever use the full width of the reed?
I've been waiting to comment to see if someone with a David 70 would give you their opinion ..... my David is a 90. Most times my 90 is wide enough for the things that I normally weave, which are tea towels or items that width. However, I've been very thankful that I've had that extra width - and sometimes wished for the width of my old loom, when an idea has popped into my head that I would like to weave something wider - like a shawl, baby blanket as a gift, or right now when I've been challenged to weave cloth for a project. That extra 20 cm is just sitting waiting for the moments when I'm very thankful it's there. I don't think that the weight would be an issue and I don't have any spare space around my loom, but that works in my situation. I find the David the perfect loom for me to handle with my ageing body. I hope this input helps.
I have a 90 also and I second all of Sandra's comments. Unless you have very tight space issues, it would be a shame to limit yourself. I've needed the extra inches for baby blanket gifts and also have made yardage for pillows and to recover chairs, and if I ever find a decent pattern for a simple jacket I want to do that.
Thank you Sandra. Good points. I guess the way I was looking at it is 70cm (27.5”) is more than enough to make scarves, kitchen towels, placemats, runners. The next size up is 8” wider which would not bring me from towel to baby blanket anyways. I do have a 38” Jack Loom. I wanted something with a smaller footprint but still large enough to be plenty adequate. I don’t think I would use 8 “ more for $300+ more. (Canadian). I was hoping to hear from some people who already have the 70 cm what they felt about their choice of size.
Hi Ml. (I have a bigger loom already so I am not limited.)! However, I can’t see myself requiring more than 27.5”. I haven’t yet needed more than 25”I don’t know if my thoughts will change in the future, but I honestly don’t see how 8 inches for $300+ helps. It doesn’t take me from towel to blanket. I think the new 110cm David will become popular, that would take a person from a towel to a blanket. I like the idea of a smaller footprint, to be ergonomic. I was hoping some David 70cm owners would let me know if their loom was too small or too lightweight.