Michael Williams - Weaving Equipment
 
  Tapestry Frame
click here for a larger image A very strong and rigid frame (not flat pack). Made from hardwood, the corners are tennoned, glued and cross-dowelled.
Dimensions: 76cm x 46 cm 
  *NEW* Small Tapestry Frame *NEW*
  This rigid hardwood frame is very strong and designed to be hand-held. All the corners are rounded and all edges comfortable in the hand.
Internal dimensions (i.e. the space within the frame): 11inches x 7 inches (28 x 18 cm)
  Tapestry frame supports (a pair)
click here for a larger image Pivoted brackets to hold a tapestry frame at a comfortable working angle. Made to my own design, they provide a very secure grip on the frame. Can be clamped to a horizontal or vertical surface. Supplied with or without G clamps
  Tapestry bobbins
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Hand crafted from close-grained hardwood and sanded to a smooth surface, but without any top finish. A natural patina develops with use. 16.5 cm long
Also
Small Tapestry bobbins, 12.5 cm long.
and
Minature Tapestry bobbins; 10 cm long

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Strong hardwood posts, 15cm high, which may be clamped either to a horizontal or vertical surface. Single or double or triple posts (or any number you like!)
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Warping Board
A very strong rigid frame (not flat pack). Made from hardwood, the corners are tennoned, glued and cross-dowelled. The posts fit tightly but are removeable for easy transport. Size to your specification.
Suggested sizes:
for easy transport: 75cm x 475cm gives a maximum warp of 10 metres
larger size: 92cm x 70cm gives a maximum warp length of 11.5 metres

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Boat shuttle bobbins
I make these from hardwood to fit your shuttle. They have a raised shoulder at each end to make the yarn more manageable. I would need one to copy or to see your shuttle to make certain the bobbin fits.

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Spool Rack
Made of maple, 36" high, 24" wide with dovetail joints and a 4" deep shelf on top to which a ball winder or swift can be clamped.. Strong, stable and beautiful. It incorporates six horizontal rods to hold spools and a thread guide.
NB. Swift and ball winder are not included.

click here for a larger image Crescent Shaped Inkle Loom
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The body is made of maple (42cm tall) and the base of a dark hardwood such as mahogany (50cm x 21 cm) making a very stable loom. There are 11 fixed pegs, 15.3cm long. The sliding peg tensioner is very easy to lock with a ratchet lever handle.
There is an extra pair of upright pegs on the base, behind the crescent body, which are set at the correct distance apart for tying leashes of the correct length.
Maximum weaving width is 14cm and longest warp is 216cm (85 inches).

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Sword Beater
Made from maple, 27cm long in total. The blade is 14 cm long. No sharp edges, therefore comfortable to use.

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Standard Beater
Made of hardwood (19cm x 4 cm x 5mm thick). Both ends are rounded, with tapered long edges.

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Small Shuttle
Made of hardwood (15.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 4mm thick). Both ends tapered to move easily through the shed. No sharp corners.

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Combined Shuttle/Beater
Made of hardwood (16.5 cm x 4 cm x 5 mm thick).Well finished and very smooth

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  Rigid Heddle for Patterned Band Weaving
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This heddle has been designed by Susan Foulkes. It enables the pattern threads to be selected more easily than a conventional rigid heddle, by utilising long slots, shorter slots and holes. It can be used to weave bands with 13 or 15 patterns. Included is a leaflet, written by Susan, which explains the use of the heddle and shows examples of patterns that can be woven.

 
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This shuttle is based on a design for netting shuttles. Made of maple, it has a tapered edge for beating and a shaped end for picking up pattern threads. It is ideal for Baltic style pick-ups and, of course, can be used for all band weaving and tablet weaving. I make two sizes: the small shuttle is 20cm long and 3 cm wide: the large shuttle is approximately 25cm long and 3.5cm wide; the greater length makes it easier to weave wider bands..

 
click here for a larger image A solid wood board 1.8 Metres x 13cm with a strong hardwood post, 10cm high, at each end. The board is usually clamped to a table to provide a hard weaving surface for tablet weaving.
 
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