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For Sale: Castle Style Spinning Wheel - $200

Custom made by master woodworker Pete Dal Ferro (name on brass plate, we did not commission it)

Double Drive, comes with 4 bobbins and a matching spinning chair

Location:  west of Sebastopol

Contact:  Jana Selph, jselph@sonic.net

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(posted 4/26/22)


For Sale: Clemes and Clemes Modern Spinning Wheel - $425

Clemes & Clemes Modern is an upright castle with a 16” drive wheel, heel-toe single treadle, and is set up with double drive. Unlike its predecessor, the Modern utilizes ball bearings for the drive wheel and features three high capacity bobbins.  The unique shape of the Modern’s frame allows for the majority of the wheel’s components to be cut from a single piece of European furniture grade hardwood plywood with no waste other than sawdust. This wheel was “green” before it was even a thing!

The ball bearings on the drive wheel make treadling this wheel very smooth. Once in motion, the solid hardwood plywood wheel continues to spin with little effort whether you are spinning lace weight, bulky, or any size in between. Set up for double drive, the 5.5 flyer whorl ratio will spin similarly to an 11 using Scotch or Irish tension.

The wooden components are hand shaped, sanded, and fitted before receiving two coats of durable lacquer finish. After final assembly, each wheel is put through its paces to ensure it meets our lofty standards of craftsmanship and quality.

Each wheel is supplied with three bobbins, a threading hook.

New $1475 asking $425

Location: Sonoma

Contact: Pia, piandersen2012@gmail.com, 707-501-7587

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(posted 4/26/22)


For Sale: Harrisville Model T Loom - $600

Harrisville Designs Folding floor loom, hand-built, using the highest quality hard rock maple. Features an innovative tie-up system. The tie-up is quick, simple and secure for any treadle to harness combination. Designed with a friction brake for excellent tension control and an adjustable beater to accommodate reeds of different heights and widths. The suspended harnesses make the jack-action light, quiet, smooth and rhythmical - the way it should be. Unlike most looms, our floor looms are easily folded while fully warped, leaving the tie-up intact.

The Model T weaves a full 36 inches and comes with 4 harnesses and 4 treadles. The 4 harness, 4 treadle combination make the Model T both convenient and versatile. Complex treadling patterns are simple to set up and easy to weave.

Weaving width: 36"

Weight: 70 lbs

Loom includes: 12 dent reed and approximately 600 metal heddles

Castle height: 42"

Unfolded floor space: 42" x 32"

Folded floor space: 42" x 13"

New $2156, asking $600

Accessories for sale 

Warping Hook, 2 Boat shuttles,  3 Bobbins, Bobbin winder, Ski Shuttle, 7 Stick Shuttles,  14 yard Warping Board, Warping Paddle, 2 Yard Niddy Noddy.

Total cost new  $586, asking $225

Location: Sonoma

Contact: Pia, piandersen2012@gmail.com, 707-501-7587

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(posted 4/26/22)


For Sale: Handmade Cradle

Handmade cradle -- great for naps at Grandma's house. This was made for me by an uncle and I rocked my twins in it. We are moving and want it to go to a good home.

Location: Santa Rosa

Contact: Christy Helvajian, 707-548-3124

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(posted 4/26/22)


For Sale: 1970’s Era Maple Spinning Wheel

1970s era solid hardrock Maple Spinning Wheel. Bought for my mom, was never used for its true purpose. Would love for a spinner to have it and use it.

Location: Santa Rosa

Contact: Christy Helvajian, 707-548-3124

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(posted 4/26/22)


For Sale: Harrisville Designs, 36” 4 Harness Maple Folding Loom - $750 obo

Model T/4 with 36” 10 dent reed.

Includes:

Warping Board

Bobbin Winder

Multiple shuttles

Ball winder

Umbrella Swift

Location: Santa Rosa

Contact: turnera1953@gmail.com

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(posted 4/11/22)


For Sale: Kessenich 14” Table Loom and Stand - $950

This table loom that has enough tension and is heavy-duty enough to weave small weft-faced pieces. Included is a stand, 6, 8, 10, and 12 dent reeds; inserted eye heddles.

 It is built of heavy red oak and weighs a ton! The castle folds down with warp for easy and convenient transport. The beater has three positions so you can move it so you can advance your warp less frequently. It is in excellent condition. Bought it new in 2018 because these looms are almost impossible to find used on the West Coast. Selling because I’m just not going to workshops anymore and am trying to thin my herd. Happy to help you put on your first warp and show you how it works. Can deliver locally. Asking $950, but if someone in the guild is interested, will consider offers. 

Contact: Trudie Folsom, trufolsom@gmail.com

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(posted 4/11/22)


For Sale: Le Clerc Gobelin 60” Loom - $1800

My weaving guild, Rogue Valley Handweavers, recently acquired the Gobelin tapestry loom of Nikos Mikalis, an accomplished Haute Couture weaver and later, of tapestry rugs, who passed away last fall. His family donated the loom and we will create a fund in his name for the education of our guild members.

LeClerc Gobelin, 60″, 2 shaft tapestry loom in excellent condition.  This loom has more than 800 metal heddles, 2 shafts, 2 treadles, and 3 reeds – 8 dent, 10 dent and 16 dents, all are 60″ reeds.  It has 4 apron rods, an overhead light fixture, an AVL tension box, 3 LeClerc stick shuttles, 7 large Pirns, 12 LeClerc tapestry bobbins, 3 tapestry scissors (2 left handed and 1 right handed), extra Texsolv tie ups, 1 homemade bench that is very, very rustic, 1 large metal rake, 1 wood handle LeClerc rake, and 1 metal rake (narrower and really cool because it is heavy).  Various chains, nuts and bolts.  Current price for the loom is $6,182.  It was purchased new in the late 1990’s.  The height is 72″, the depth is 20″, and the width is 76″.  Buyer is responsible for taking possession (i.e. shipping or pick-up). Many more photos are available upon request.  Rogue River, OR.  $2500, or best offer.

Thank you,

Lisa lkrebster@gmail.com

Pres. RVHG

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(posted 4/11/22)