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Gilmore Loom For Sale: $500

Jack floor loom in good condition. Made and bought in 1975. Maple wood. Includes a bench. (I am no longer weaving.)

46” width, 34” depth, 4 harnesses, 6 treadles

Equipment also available: Everything you need to start weaving! Warping frame, Shuttles, Lease sticks, Umbrella swift, Sleying hook, Bobbin winder, Bobbins, and more

Contact: Joy at 510-526-2266

Berkeley, CA 94707


(Posted 12/4/19)

For Sale: Squirrel Cage Swift

Price: $100

I based this piece of yarn handling equipment on an old squirrel cage swift owned by my mentor. Collaborating with a woodworker, I produced this tool a decade ago. I am now clearing out the remaining swifts in my inventory. Original price was $200. I am selling the swift for cost. Pick up from my Sebastopol, CA studio.

  • Hard rock maple
  • Sturdy construction means you won’t break the tool with large skeins.
  • Cage width: 9”
  • Height: 60”
  • Base 21.5” x 21.5”
  • Weight: 15 lbs.
  • The adjustable bottom cage allows for skeins 2 feet to 2 1/2 yard long.

Included: Swift comes unassembled with detailed instructions and the hardware:

  1. attach 4 feet with 16 screws
  2. assemble 2 cages
  3. apply your own oil or varnish finish

Contact: Nadine Sanders at shoestringlady@gmail.com or mobile: 360.740.0914


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(posted 10/22/19)