Hi Jane, you can´t imagine, how grateful I am for your wonderful online classes. It is such a pleasure and exitement to follow the lessons !
Your videos helped me to decide on buying the Louet Spring Loom and two weeks ago the Spring II arrived at my house. I love this loom - easy to assemble and most delightful to weave (and I am a beginner).
There is only one question left concerning the two metal rods: as I understand from Louet, they are used instead of wooden dowels. Now fact is, that those metal rods bend when attached to the warp. Do you have any advice for me how I can solve that problem ?
Hi Monika, There will be a little bit of bowing but it won't effect anything on the loom. If you have a lot of bowing I would take the tension off a bit. Because of the floating breast beam you don't need the tight tension that you need on a typical Jack loom. I really did like the wooden slat that was on the Spring I and I have replaced my rod at the front with a similar slat. I don't know why they changed that. What Jeanne said earlier is true but you can't take off the outer ties on the Spring as there is only 3 on a Spring 90 and 4 on a Spring 110.
Hope this helps.
Oh and one more thing....congratulations on your new loom......I love my Spring II, it is so easy to treadle I can't believe it. There are only 2 things I would change....the apron rod and the shelf on the top needs a lip. Alas.....I'll live with it :)
Thank you, Jane - I knew you had the solution ! I will take the tension off a bit and I am going to get me a wooden slat too. No problem at all. The Spring II ist a wonderful loom and I am a very happy weaver !