Louet David Compact 8 Shaft Floor Loom
The Louet David 2 is a compact eight shaft floor weaving loom that looks modest, but in functional quality, it surpasses many other large floor looms. The Louet David 2 is available in a 70cm and 90cm weaving width (27 5/8” and 35 3/8”).
Like a standard counterbalance or a jack style weaving loom, the David has a singular tie-up. The impressive shed, however, gives one the impression of a countermarch. An ingenious spring system lifts all harnesses that are not pulled down by a treadle. The spring system also results in easy treadling: once the treadle is pushed down, the weight of your leg is sufficient to keep the shed open.
Louet David 2 is a second-generation loom that has been given two significant improvements:
- Sliding Beater. Louet David 2 now has a new sliding beater. The advantage over the previous sliding beater is the inclusion of a shuttle race and adjustable height for optimum positioning. The new design allows the beater to stay back during the weaving process, providing a much larger shed. The sliding beater on the Louet David 2 is guided on both sides with special bearings along a stainless steel rod. The position of these rods will adjust the final position of the beater.
- Friction Brake. The friction brake for the David was previously an optional extra; the Louet David 2 now includes this as standard.
The Louet David 2 is a beautiful loom that is easy to use, easy to tie-up and compact to fit into almost all weaving studio spaces. To tie-up the David you slip the Texsolv cord over a screw corresponding to the treadle of choice, and you are ready to go. No messing about with anchors/pegs and adjusting heights.
The Louet David floor loom is made of lacquered beech and comes with the castle section pre-assembled to make the loom set-up a more straightforward process. The Louet David has a built-in raddle and shelf and included are a stainless steel reed 40-10 (metric), 800 Texsolv heddles (280 mm), tie-up and lease sticks and sixteen warp sticks.
The back beam on the David can be folded towards the castle when not in use allowing the loom to be moved to a corner reducing the floor space. It will also fit through most standard doors in the position allowing for ease of movement and flexibility.
A range of optional loom accessories are available for the Louet David 2. These include a second warp beam and sectional warping kit, weaving bench, stainless steel weaving reed and additional heddles.
If you have the original Louet David and would like to change to the sliding beater or add a friction brake, please contact us directly to arrange a quote.
Louet David Accessories
Louet David Dimensions
David 70: 87 x 85 x 127 cm (34 1/4” x 33 1/2” x 50”) - 30kg
David 90: 107 x 85 x 127 cm (42” x 33 1/2” x 50”) - 35kg
Shipping and Freight
Thread Collective has established relationships with some of Australia's top courier services. In most cases, we are able to offer inclusive shipping with the exception of some rural areas, WA, NT and some parts of TAS. To confirm a shipping price please email us directly.
For assembly instructions refer to the David 2 brochure
Please note that pre-ordered looms are subject to price changes due to significant exchange rate variations.