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ÖXABÄCKS LILLA

(THE SMALL ONE)

made with the same excellent quality as our larger standard looms

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 Small footprint countermarche loom with folding back beam, 24, 32 and 40 inches (60, 80, 100cm) weaving width.

8-shaft vertical countermarche, 8 treadles.

80 and 100cm models can be outfitted with 10 treadles - see price list for details.

 Built in Swedish pine with beech for beams and treadles.

 Floor space needed for 32” (80cm) loom – 38.5” by 44” (98 x 112 cm), with beam folded 38.5” by 32” (98 x 82 cm).

 Included with each loom: bench, 24 warping sticks, shaftholders, tie-on sticks, lease sticks, heddle bars, lams, treadles, tieup kit (Texsolv) and English assembly instructions.

EACH LOOM SHIPS WITH A CD CONTAINING SLIDE SHOWS, CREATED BY SARA, SHOWING:

1. LOOM ASSEMBLY

2. LOOM TIEUP

3. LOOM WARPING

This information makes it possible for those without prior experience in countermarche looms to set up the loom and begin weaving without difficulty. This CD is only available from The Woolgatherers.

The Woolgatherers (Hans and Sara) provide support for new owners, especially those new to countermarche looms.

CLICK HERE FOR PRICING/DETAILS

This loom is stocked in our storage unit - ships from Wisconsin.

Manufactured by

AK:s Snickeri AB

511 95 Öxabäck SWEDEN

www.akssnickeri.se

LILLA – AN AFFORDABLE, SPACE SAVING COUNTERMARCHE LOOM

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Click here for a video demonstrating the Lilla in action.

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Always thought that countermarche looms were too large and complicated? Look again. Introducing “LILLA” a compact countermarche loom with folding back beam. Manufactured by Öxabäck, one of Sweden ’s premier loom makers – all the quality of the larger Ulla Cyrus looms now available for smaller studios and homes. Enjoy the traditional advantages of a “professional” loom.

 

Why a countermarche loom? They are the top of the line for weavers in many parts of the world. Until Texsolv button cord made the tieup easier than making slip knots between the lam and treadle for a large number of ties, weavers working alone out of the home were usually using counterbalance looms because it is much easier to connect treadles and shafts. Countermarche looms were for weavers in “professional” surroundings – large ateliers with apprentices to crawl under the loom to change the ties. Now, with the help of buttonhole cord and plastic pegs, they are easy to use for any weaver.

 

Making a shed by moving threads both UP and DOWN is a real advantage. It eliminates the need for a shuttle race because the lower shed is always firm. It taxes each thread the same amount while exposed – meaning even wear and tear on all warp threads. The ability to use high tension on a warp gives the ability to make denser fabric (lightweight fabrics fare very well on this loom, too).

 

Countermarche looms are very light to treadle since the shafts are being “tipped” in and out of balance and not “lifted”. Overhead beater allows whisper light beating for gauzy fabrics, yet heavy enough for area rugs. The small format of this loom makes tieups quite convenient, especially when pegging is done at the lams reaching over the breast beam.

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  These photos show my personal 100cm Lilla before I converted her into a drawloom.

Note the large shed.

Breast and knee beams lift out for warping and sleying the loom.

 
Vertical countermarch means no center cords. No interference with fine threads. Sturdy, compact, well balanced.
 

Uses TEXSOLV heddles (size 280/12) – works well with ANY warp material.

 

Designed for the discriminating weaver working in smaller spaces. Later conversion to drawloom possible (100cm Model ONLY). Myrrehed draw attachment will fit with minor modifications to the extension. (Up to 50 pattern shafts).

 
To facilitate setup and operation of the Lilla loom, we include an English translation of the factory assembly instructions, as well as a picture CD of the assembly and warping process, including the tieup.
 
We offer technical support for the looms we sell. Extensive weaving experience backs our expertise.
 

Instruction in warping and weaving on countermarche looms is available – see our web site for details.

 
The LILLA package is complete. Once assembled, she is ready to weave.
 
We also stock accessories for the loom including:
 

4.4 YARD(4 METER) VERTICAL WARPING MILL

BLUSTER BAY SHUTTLES
TEXSOLV HEDDLES
STAINLESS REEDS
WOODEN TEMPLES
 
LINEN YARN
 

Our complete assortment of spinning and weaving tools is llisted in our ONLINE CATALOG

 
 
Lilla Looms at a glance:
         

Model

60cm  (24”) **

80cm (32”)

100cm (40”)

 

weaving width

60cm (24”)

80cm (32”)

100cm (40”)

 

total width

78cm (31”)

98cm (39”)

118cm (46.5”)

 

depth(without bench)

108cm (42.5”)

108cm (42.5”)

108cm (42.5”)

 

depth with beam folded

82cm (32”)

82cm (32”)

82cm (32”)

 

height

174cm (68.5”)

174cm (68.5”)

174cm (68.5”)

 

breast beam height

85cm (33.5”)

85cm (33.5”)

85cm (33.5”)

 

weight

64kg (140lb.)

71kg (155 lb.)

78kg (170 lb.)

 

Price

$2395

$2585

$2750

Loom, bench, tieup kit, warp sticks, lease sticks, shaftholders

Value Pack

$145

$155

$165

800 Texsolv heddles – 280/12

1 reed – 8, 10 or 12 dent

2 Extra Treadles, longer mounting rod included $80 $80 $80 Weaver needs extra Texsolv cords and pegs for 16 additional connections.

Texsolv for extra connections:

Cord (small eye)

Pegs (anchor or 2-leg)

 

$1.10 per yard

25 pcs. $14

 

   

When opting for the all long cord tieup,

22 yards are needed for 8 shafts

11 yards are needed for all long ties on the 2 additional treadles

Braces to stabilize folding back section for rug and other high tension weaving

Pair

$15

    When in place, the loom functions the same as any fixed frame countermarche loom. Simply drop in when needed or lift out when folding.
Looms are all 8-shaft, 8-treadle.
** Special Order Only
 

The LILLA from Öxabäck

is available

from

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 Sara and Hans von Tresckow

25A N. Main St.

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

 Tel/FAX: 920-907-0510

Contact/Order/Inquiry

Prices do not include shipping. Lilla looms are stocked in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. For pickup customers, instruction in assembly and operation of the loom is included free of charge.

The larger Ulla Cyrus Looms from Öxabäck are available as special order items only because of the numerous options available. Please contact us if interested.

Terms 30 days net. Payment accepted by personal check, money order, or PayPal.

Prices subject to change without notice.