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I just bought my birthday present.....a 60" Glimakra Mora from a lady in Oklahoma. The wonderful, thoughtful, terrific Kae has said she'll help me get it down here from up there......Whoo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wanna *see* it? Go here: Happy Birthday to Me!


OK, so it's not my dream loom...yet. This one only has 4H..but I can upgrade it easily. I've been talking with Joanne Hall (of Elkhorn Weaving Studio in Montana; she's a Glimakra dealer and v.v.v.knowledgeable) about it, and it looks like I can do it for a little less than my LeClerc 45" 4H can bring. Wow...a 60" 8H loom. In my house. Awesome!

Whee!!! 60" of sweet swedish weaving pleasure. What in the hell am I going to do with a 60" loom? And where am I going to put all the stuff that's now cluttering the weaving room? *g*

I've been lusting after a Glimakra for a while, ever since Carolyn got hers. The sheer quietness of it, the large shed..yeah. I've had a bad case of lust.

Anyone out there in LJ world want/need a loom? *g* Seriously - the LeClerc is now officially For Sale. 45", 4H, 6T, 2 reeds - 8 and 10 dent, bench, and lease sticks. I think I have a spare heddle hook or 2 lying around here. No boat shuttles, unfortunatley, but you can find them pretty cheap on Ebay. I can toss in a stick shuttle or 2. Buyer needs to arrange pick up...blah blah blah. I'd like $700.

Seriously. It's a nice loom, it's just a little too noisy for me right now. Himself won't sleep if the loom is going, so my weaving time is v.v.v.limited. The countermarch with it's quiet texsolv heddles should take care of *that*.
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From:mariora
Date:December 11th, 2004 03:40 am (UTC)
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Cool!! If she brings it down to you...let me know. I'm just like an hour or so (maybe 2) from you. We could all hang out!
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From:fiberaddict
Date:December 11th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
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That'd be cool! I'll know more after the normal people wake up. *g*

I'm still bouncing out here.....

And, anytime you wanna come down and play with my toysstuff, feel free! I gots lots'a cool stuff.....*g*
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:December 13th, 2004 02:43 am (UTC)
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I'm tempted. But I don't have the cash right now, or room for it.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:December 13th, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)
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...and, I don't think your knee needs it right now.

Please, be sure to keep doing the therapy! My boss's DH has had 4 replacements (1 original, the other was done, replaced, broke, and replaced again) and has almost a full range of motion - because he kept up with the exercises even when it hurt so bad he wanted to chop off his leg.

He told me the pain was *gone*, and oh so worth it.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 16th, 2004 12:33 am (UTC)

Glimakra looms

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You can buy Glimakra looms and accessories in Dallas from Anna Barry at White Rock Weaving. The shop is near the Arboretum in East Dallas, near Buckner and Garland Rds.
Phone is 214/320-9276.

Anna's personal loom at home is a huge Glimakra. She has a wonderful shop with everything imaginable for weaving, spinning and basketmaking.

I've enjoyed your site. Got here from Spinning/Weaving Housecleaning pages.

Sabina
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