My first loom was a vintage, 1974, 22" LeClerc Artisat, purchased in 1997 from an elderly woman who had moved into a nursing home. I was a newbie, new to weaving (self taught) and the workings of a floor loom, and so was perplexed as to why each treadle cord was attached to each of the 6 treadles through different eye hooks. The only thing I noticed was some treadles sitting higher or lower than others. Unable to find an answer in any of my weaving books I took the plunge and experimented threading the loops through different eye hooks until all treadles sat evenly, all sheds lifting evenly. While I've since moved on to a Schact Baby Wolf, after all these years (and many successful projects!) I still enjoy weaving on my ancient Artisat! Give her a chance! ; ) And oh yes, Camilla Valley is very helpful, happy to answer questions and address concerns. Hope they were of help! Good luck!