Made in Sweden of Swedish pine, the full-sized Glimakra Standard loom is extremely versatile and can be adapted and expanded as your interests in weaving grow and change. Like other countermarch and counterbalance looms, it allows a large shed even on a high-tensioned warp. The warp and cloth beams both have heavy metal ratchet brakes for weaving with high tension. Because the harnesses have open ends, heddles can be added at any time, even during threading. The overhead beater has a light touch and can be removed completely for threading. The beater has three positions so it can be moved toward the back of the loom as weaving progresses. This allows you to weave as much as possible before getting up to go to the back of the loom to advance the warp. The Standard Glimakra comes in four widths: 39, 47, 59, and 63". It works equally well for lightweight fabric and heavy rugs. The loom comes in a variety of types to suit any weaver:
- 4, 8, or 10 harnesses available for the horizontal countermarch version
- 4, 8, or 10 harnesses available for the vertical countermarch version
- 4 harneses available for the counterbalance version
Note: Prices listed above include only the most commonly ordered versions of the Standard loom, but as you can see from the list above, there are many options for customizing your loom. If you are interested in making your own combination of elements, please contact us for more information.
All Glimakra Standard looms come with:
- 1000 Texsolv heddles
- tie-up kit using Texsolv cord and plastic pegs
- lease sticks
- beaming (warp) sticks
- sley hook
- cord threader
One stainless steel reed comes with the loom. Choose from 5, 6, 8, 10, or 12 dent reed. Enter your choice in the text box above. Loom ships with 12 dent reed if no preference is listed.
There are also optional accessories for this loom. Please contact us for information on any of the following attachments:
- sectional beam
- double warp beam
- warping frame to attach to the back of the loom
- drawloom attachment
If you are interested in Glimakra’s DRAWLOOM SYSTEM, you should get the vertical countermarch system for your base loom with 4 to 6 harnesses. With this, you can weave damask, Opphamta, and other drawloom weaves. The shaft drawloom system with loom extension comes with 10 pattern shafts, 200 weights, and drawcord (it can have up to 50 shafts). Long eye and pattern heddles are purchased separately. Extra pattern shafts can be ordered in units of 10 shafts.