Louët Megado 32 Shafts
Megado, Louët's flagship loom, is a multi-harness dobby loom with unique innovations, that make weaving a real joy. Its attractive appearance is due to advanced engineering and the use of lacquered ash hardwood.
Selling as I no longer have space for it. This loom has been absolutely amazing and I feel sad to be letting it go!
It has all the parts that it came with and more, including all assembly instructions.
This dobby loom has 32 harnesses, a weaving width of 130 cm (51 1/4′′), and an electronic interface (Version: I-ME-interface-V).
Large shelf, built-in raddle, stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 dpi), 900 to 1700 premounted heddles (390 mm), lease and tie-up sticks and sixteen warp sticks.
- 14 & 16 reeds
- Loom bench
- 2nd warp beam
The handle on the cloth beam has been fixed permanently to the loom due to it being used incorrectly but is fully functioning. Please see images.
Dobby looms have a dobby system, which is used to program the harness combinations for the weave pattern. Dobby is short for ′′draw boy′′ which refers to the weaver’s helper who was used to control the warp thread by pulling on draw threads. The dobby mechanism replaces the treadle/lam combination of the traditional floor looms. The performance of a multi-harness loom is vastly improved by using a dobby mechanism, as it overcomes the major problems associated with the use of a large number of treadles.
A dobby loom allows you to select the combination of shafts for every shed opening you wish to make. The great advantage of a dobby loom is that it avoids the necessity and
the labour involved in making multiple tie-ups to treadle positioned underneath a loom. An investment in a Louët Dobby ensures many years of comfortable and productive weaving.
The electronic interface will give you almost unlimited shaft combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Weavemaker, Weave It, WeavePoint, Winweef or Pro Weave, which all work with the Louët electronic interface.
The Megado loom features a counter march shed. This is accomplished by lifting the back beam at the same time as the shafts are being lifted. The beam movement also compensates for changes in warp tension as the shed is made. An innovative construction ensures the action of the well balanced pedal to be very light in operation. This main pedal and also the optional weaving bench are adjustable in height to accommodate the weaver’s physical requirements.
The Megado looms also have the Louët moving breast beam, just like the Spring and Delta looms. This unique warp tension control system allows the weaver to set and check the warp tension each time the warp is advanced. These innovative design features give the Megado looms an indisputable advantage over other competitive looms.
No other multi-harness loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed, even with a very high tension on the warp.
PLEASE NOTE: SOLD AS SEEN. BUYER TO DISMANTLE AND COLLECT FROM OUR STUDIO. NO RETURNS.