About Loom

Coordinator - Doug Johnson

Any weaver who has been a member of the Guild for at least a year may rent Guild Equipment. First-year members may rent equipment, but are required to be sponsored by a Guild member in good standing.

Typically, the rental period is two months, the period between State meetings. If the equipment is not in demand, the renter can choose to re-rent and pay the monthly fee for the additional rental period. The summer rental period is May-to-September; there is a special summer rate for most equipment, shown on the next page. Three of the looms are available for long-term rental, September-to-May, at a lower rate.

Loom rentals include: one reed, one raddle, one boat shuttle with bobbin, one crank (if not integral to the loom), one heddle hook, one pair of lease sticks, two beaming rods. Some other reeds of various sizes are available for some looms. Looms and related equipment are stored at the Hartford Artisans' Weaving Center, 40 Woodland Street, Hartford. The Magic Dobby Loom is stored at Fiber Arts Studio in Stonington. Contact the coordinator if you want to rent any of the listed looms or other equipment. At that time arrangements will be made regarding when and where you will pick up the loom and/or equipment. (This typically takes place at the Artisans' Center or at the state meeting; other arrangements can be made if needed.)

Two checks, made payable to HGC, are due when the equipment is picked up. One check is for the rental and one is a deposit. The deposit check will be held until the equipment is returned in good condition, when the Treasurer will be notified to return the deposit to the renter, or to shred the check.

Weaving Equipment

Looms: Deposit Per Month Rent Sept-May Rent May-Sept
Louet Magic Dobby loom (16"/16S) $100 $15 NO $60
Schacht Baby Wolf (26"/8S) $50 $15 NO $30
Schacht Baby Wolf (26"/4S) $50 $10 NO $30
Norris Table Loom (16"/12S) $50 $7.50 NO $20
Purrington (22"/4S) $50 $7.50 $40 $20
Dorset (22"/4S) $50 $7.50 NO $20
Mirrix Tapestry (16"/2S) $50 $7.50 $40 $20
Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle(15") $25 $5 NO $12
Other Large Equipment
Drum Carder $50 $7.50 NO $20
Fraser Cloth Cutter $50 $7.50 NO $20
Spinning Wheel $50 $7.50 NO $20
Other Small Equipment
Inkle Loom $20 $2.50 NO $10
Tape Loom $20 $2.50 NO $10
Ball Winder $20 $2.50 NO $10
Bobbin Winder $20 $2.50 NO $10
Navajo Spindle $20 $2.50 NO $10
Reed $20 $2.50 NO $10
Shuttle $20 $2.50 NO $10
Swift $20 $2.50 NO $10
Temple $20 $2.50 NO $10
Warping Board $20 $2.50 NO $10