Tony asked for some photos of the shedding device on this loom so I took a few. Next time I warp the loom, I will try to remember to take some action shots to show how easy it is to warp.
I have always thought the shedding device quite brillant; it uses paper clips instead of strings as heddles. The shed is created with paper clips which hang on a heddle bar. They are attached to every other warp and when the heddle bar is under tension the clips are pulled forward to make a shed. When the heddle bar is released they relax and the opposite shed is created. It's quick to set up and creates a uniform shed.
|Moving the handle of the heddle bar downwards create the tension|
on the paper clips and makes a shed.
|That nut in the foreground can be moved |
in and out to change the shed size.
|Here the paper clips are in a relaxed position creating the alternate shed.|
|The paper clips are the large ones; just shy of 2 inches. |
It's important to put them onto the heddle bar in the same direction or the edges tend to catch.