I bought a David III earlier this year (my first floor loom). With the help of the "technical department" (that would be my husband!) we got it assembled and working. I love the David and have been working my way through the plain weave lessons with great enthusiasm. I have been able to "fiddle" using the various tips I've picked up from videos, etc to try to get the 2-1/2 sheds Jane describes. When I was using plain weave I was able to get a big enough shed to get by, but I recently started the Two Stripe Twill lesson at the start of Season 4, which involves changing treadling to include 3/1 tie ups as well as 2/2. It seems each time I change the treadling, I lose my shed opening and have to start re-adjusting. My questions are:
- when the tensolve cord is attached to the treadle, some cords are taut and some are quite loose. Is that OK? I've tried shortening some to see if it helps my shed but that may not be helping.
- I've found one of the best ways to increase my shed is to screw the nut that's on the lamm for each harness counterclockwise as that raises the shed in the reed. My current problem is two of nuts are now at the point where I can't turn them anymore or they will come off the screw, yet my shed is still "out of whack".
-I saw in a Louet video that you can adjust (shorten) the tensolve cord attached to the springs in the castle to increase your shed. I've tried that adjustment but it didn't seem to make much/any difference.
I've learned how to adjust/lower the beater so the treads are at the bottom o the reed when you want them to be, so that part of the shed is fine. I also don't leave my lease sticks in so that's not contributing to the problem.
Any advice/assistance would be appreciated.