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Thursday, May 17, 2012
I need help!
Can anyone tell me where to find a breaking gear like this one?? When I bought my floor loom the braking system was with a metal cable system and the prev. owner took it off as it was a hassle and she just used a bungee cord on the crank handle as a break. It sorta works and I could live with it but I looked at all the looms at the college yesterday (last day of class till Aug:( ) Took this picture and its what I am sure I can install easily on my loom. Just don't know where to go looking. Will spend some time on internet today.
Only 2 of us from the class actually ended up with projects on our looms so we plan to break in and weave one day. Well actually there are summer classes and I guess we can get a key and go in legal like. Dang, thought it would be fun to break in. LOL 2 gray hairs breaking and entering to weave, now that is funny.
This is the first rug that I made on my floor loom at home. Used the warping board and actually got a little pattern going with the warp. Learning more as I go and will make wider bands of contrasting color next time. Think I will weave some pretty shades of blue sweater strips with this warping and see how that looks. As you know I "accidental" put 12 yards of warp on.