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won an ebay auction for a structo!  yay...I was wondering if anybody
else had any of these little wonders to sell? ( I am watching every
Structo currently on us and canadian ebay and have checked all the used
equipment sites I could turn up on google)

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Hi Nick, what is a structo loom please??  I use a large floor loom
countermarche and have two harris tabletop 4shafts one 22ins the other
32ins....the floor loom is 60ins

cheers....Cher


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spinninglilac wrote:
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My name is not Nick...those are my initials.
Structo Artcraft Looms were manufactured and sold for light years by
Dick Blick art supplies, then they suddenly and without any good reason
(as far as I can see) pulled the plug on them.  They are sturdy little
metal table looms with 4 harnesses and about a 10-inch weaving width.
they were also a lot less expensive than Leclerc and others of that ilk,
so were affordable by schools.  They were a mainstay at F.I.T. when I
studied woven design there in the '80's.  I guess they still use them in
the first-year courses.  They were also used in a lot of industry
studios for sample weaving.  Needless to say, they are now worth their
weight in gold, since pro weavers still think highly of them.  They are
invaluable when you want to see how a weave will look, test out colour
changes and yarns without having to thread up your floor loom and have
it literally "tied up" and unavailable until you finish your sampling.

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Hi Thanx for the explanation,  I don't know your name so I naturally thought
that Nick was it.....lol

Well I shall have to do a search for these to see a pic of them somewhere.

Thanx again......Cher


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here you go:
http://work.colum.edu/~matma/museum/loom.shtml
or do a google
I have had many nicknames, but "Nick" was never one of them.

spinninglilac wrote:

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Thnx for the url, I've googled up a few, they look really interesting.

Well we used to have a Nick on here thought this was who I was \returning
to, as you don't sign your messages,
I thought Nick was your name...I see I'm not the only one to have thought
the same thing...lol

cheers......Cher


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