Jano Restoration (Pics)

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I bought this loom for $70.  It was badly in need of being refurbished.  Raised varnish, water damage, and rust were evident, but not to the point of making it unable to be restored.

There was a Canadian Red Cross Society sticker on this loom…

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Here are some links to Red Cross usage of looms. The first one sites a MB Weavers Guild member concerning the use of looms at Deer Lodge Centre (originally the Red Cross Arts and Crafts Centre), in Winnipeg:

Margaret Groff:

Margaret Groff’s work at the Red Cross Arts and Craft Centre (later renamed Deer Lodge Centre) sparked her interest in learning to weave. (http://www.mbweavers.ca/about-us/our-history/)

And other Canadian Red Cross histories of looms on the internet:

http://www.galtmuseum.com/media/Woven-in-Time_MediaKit.pdf
http://www.jmccentre.ca/uploads/about_us/history/history_windsor_redcross_school.pdf

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