Thursday, February 9, 2012

Little Quick Weaver "C"

For the longest time I have wanted a Rigid Heddle loom, and have researched pretty much what's out there, in the size I want. Needless to say the "big brands" are quite expensive, so it's not something you would buy on a whim. Just by chance I found one during a search, called the Little Quick Weaver "C". It's all handmade in Bloomingdale MI, on a family owned mill. They mill all the material they use for the loom, which consist of a combination of walnut, maple, cherry, oak and ash. The lady of the house has been weaving for many years, and she and her husband decided to make their own. The fact that it's made in the US, a small family business, makes it so much more worth. And it's beautiful craftsmanship. Quality all around. The "C" is an 8 dpi 15" wide and can hold up to 6 or more yards or warp yarn, so you can pretty much make anything on it from scarves to blankets. I just finished unpacking it today, and am so excited to give it a go. It came all warped, so it's just a matter of getting going, when I get a chance. :-) Should be very soon. Does it not look great? If you're into weaving I bet your fingers are itching just looking at it. :-)

Little Quick Weaver "C"

I have some 100% black lace yarn out of Hercules' fleece that I can't wait to try on it!! All I need now is for each day to be 48hrs, or needing no sleep! :-) Any other weavers out there?

22 comments:

  1. I am ISO my first loom and found them on ebay - do you have any updates on it? I am really wanting a larger loom for making blankets, but cannot justify the cost of some of the bigger names... plus I would love to support a "local" mom and pop type business.

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    1. we will start building soon, and we will be selling on ebay again larry and jacqueline

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    2. good morning.
      we have a quick little weaver c loom listed on ebay for your viewing
      item# 330858445995. we also build a LJ MODEL WHICH HAS A 23 INCH WEAVING WIDTH, AND A JUMBO MODEL WHICH HAS A 32 INCH WEAVING WIDTH.
      THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST.

      JACQUELINE

      ANY QUESTIONS E-MAIL US AT jlsenterprise@btc-bci.com

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  2. Hi Renee, thanks for checking in. :-)
    I haven't really had a chance to use it a lot yet, but can say with certainty so far I don't regret getting it. For blankets I figure we'd just have to do a lot more joining. However if blankets will be the main thing you make, you might want to look at a bigger one. I do believe they have one that is bigger than this one.

    Marianne

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  3. Hi! I am looking for one of these and there don't seem to be any on eBay! Do you have contact info for the maker? Thanks!

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    1. we will be building soon and will sell on ebay again larry and jacqueline

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  4. Hi, I am also looking for one of these and don't find the makers on internet search.....info please???

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    1. we will be building soon and will be selling on ebay again larry and jacqueline

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  5. After several requests, I have tried to find the makers of the loom, but with no luck.
    I checked on Etsy and Ravelry to see if I could find them there but didn't.
    The papers that came with the loom showed Jacqueline Smith Designs and Larry Smith. If anybody has any luck finding them, please let me know and I can post it up.

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    1. I bought one of these looms for my granddaughter last year. A truly magnificent product. I think the people who make these live in Bloomingdale, Michigan. They were selling on E-Bay, but are not listed there now.
      Find one of these little looms if you can .... new or used ... anywhere!
      They are the VERY BEST small loom!

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    2. GOOD MORNING
      WE ARE BUILDING AGAIN. YOU CAN VIEW OUR LISTING ON EBAY. ITEM#330858445995.
      THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST

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    3. good morning
      we are building again. we have a c loom listed on ebay for your viewing.item# 330858445995.
      thanks for your interest
      jacqueline

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    4. good morning
      we are building again. we have a little quick weaver c loom listed on ebay for your viewing. item #330858445995.
      thanks for your interest.
      JACQUELINE

      our e-mail address is jlsenterprise@btc-bci.com

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  6. trying to find the little quick weaver and cannot find them anywhere.
    Anyone else having any luck? email me at alaskasbonnierose@yahoo.com
    if you can help me.
    Thank you! Karen

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  7. I have one I am going to sell. My husband got me a BIG loom, and I just don't have room for them both. Email me at beadnmouse@gmail.com if you are interested.

    gini

    I can provide images of the two projects I've woven on this loom.

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  8. I've sold my loom. Thanks for all who emailed.

    beadnmouse

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  9. Jacqueline, Any chance you are selling any more small looms? Does anyone have a second-hand little quick weaver which they would like to sell to a young teen who is becoming a growing avid loomer? pam.turner1970@gmail.com

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  10. Jacqueline, I wanted a small loom to start out...someone is offering your weaver....it said version "b"....could you please tell me what that means...is it different from the "c"?

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  11. Cathrine, sorry to be late replying to this, but this blog is pretty much not in use any more. I don't sell these looms, I just have one. I believe the difference between the B and C is the size.The C is a tad wider than the B, but will double check to make sure when I get home and get back.

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    1. thanks....i would really appreciate it...someone gave it to me, unused. i was so lucky...i could not afford a loom and a friend of a friend spread the word and a complete stranger gave it to me....talk about lucky!

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  12. WOW Cathrine, that's wonderful news! Congrats :-) You are one lucky lady! Let us know how you like it and feel free to keep us posted on your projects!! Can't wait to see. :-)

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    1. i can't use the loom yrt as i need a plastic heddle because the water i use on linenand i don't want to make the wooden one wrecked

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