Tag Archives: shuttles

Spinning Wheel & Supplies

When buying the Leclerq Fanny weaving loom a few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to buy a spinning wheel as well?  I said yes. There was not enough room in the car to bring back the loom and the wheel and supplies.  Today the wheel and supplies arrived…

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I emptied the boxes, spread them out across the lawn and aired them thoroughly…

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…I sorted, and repacked them…

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…I was really impressed with the volume, quality, and care which the previous owner had given her belongings.  I also received a wonderful addition to the books that I have already acquired (top 2/3 of the pile is new)…

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…I feel like I won the lotto without even playing!  The supplies were all for free… :)

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Weaving Accessories

This loom came with a couple of boxes of supplies…

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Today I brought in the supplies that came with the loom. Noticing signs of mice when I first picked them up I unloaded the boxes and cleaned them outdoors, transferring the good contents to a new box.  Some unprotected spools were too far damaged to be of any use now…

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Other spools were slightly damaged…

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…and could be salvaged once the damaged thread had been removed… DSC00003

The boat shuttle had been broken but was repaired, but poorly so.  I removed the bobbed glue and sanded it… DSC00004

…then I finished it with boiled linseed oil…

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I also sanded and treated all shuttles – boat shuttle (bottom right), rag shuttle (centre left), and stick shuttles (top)…

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I also had to clean up the warp hook which was slightly corroded…

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…and then I placed them all in a shallow storage container – thread, bobbins, bobbin winder, shuttles, rags, and warp chains…

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shirli's sunset