Monday, February 20, 2017

Floor Model and Pre-Owned Items (Plus, Pre-Owned Loom SALE!)

Did you know that we carry a variety of floor model and pre-owned looms and weaving accessories? Some items come to us as trade-ins, others as a part of a buyback.  Stock is always changing and ranges from warping equipment, to small accessories and, of course, looms. Currently we even have a couple of ready-to-ship Walt Turpening benches at 20% off retail!

Our rotating stock of floor model and pre-owned accessories can be found in our Clearance section here. Looking for a used loom?  You're in luck--we have a ton in stock and they are available to peruse online here.  Our Pre-Owned Looms are on sale for 15% off from now until Friday, March 24, 2017 with code SPRINGCLEAN.

Friday, January 27, 2017

New Product Alert--Heddle Hooks

After a hiatus lasting several years, we are pleased to once again offer heddle hooks.  Offered in four different sizes, 5in (designed specifically for fine thread), 6in, 7.5in, and 10in, these hooks are perfect for threading heddles.  Featuring a 3in wooden handle and sturdy metal shafts, these are durable yet lightweight tools. These can be found under Warping Accessories and are available now!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

AVL Looms' 40th Anniversary

It's hard to believe, but this year is our 40th Anniversary!  Join us over the course of the year, as we celebrate 40 years of innovation.  We'll look back on where we've come from and forward to where we're headed (including some new, revolutionary product releases later this year).  

To commemorate this anniversary, we'll be weaving limited edition AVL towels on one of our Industrial Dobby Looms. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and here on the blog as we document this process step by step. 
40th Anniversary Towel Design

We'd like to thank Jannie Taylor for this lovely design.  Constructed in WeavePoint 8, it's based on some of the design concepts found in Marian Stubenitsky's amazing book Weaving with Echo and Iris.  If you'd like to learn more about these concepts, Jannie Taylor has a course coming up in April and there is still space available (more info here).  We also have Weaving with Echo and Iris in stock here if you're looking for a copy.

More to come soon...  Until then, happy weaving!

Friday, January 6, 2017

WeaveMaker 8 Obsolete

The publisher has announced the end of product life for WeaveMaker 8, and will no longer be supporting it. 

Still running WeaveMaker 8 on your Mac?  Upgrade today to ensure your product is supported!  Upgrades to WeaveMaker 9 are available at our online shop for $117 per license/seat.

While WeaveMaker 9 is not available for Windows users, we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to transition to the recently released WeavePoint 8 for the promotional price of $234 (a $142 savings) and $99 for each additional seat.  To take advantage of this promotional pricing, see our special listing here. This promotional price is available until February 17, 2017.  

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Stocking Stuffer Special

In need of some last minute gifts?  Look no further!  We have books (including Bonnie Inouye's Exploring Multishaft Design and Marian Stubenitsky's Weaving with Echo and Iris), shuttles, yardage counters and more!
Order by 12/23/16 and use the code 10OFFDEC to get 10% off any products listed here. As an added bonus, all purchases over $25 receive a free Little Weaver tote bag!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Flash Sale

Flash Sale on E-Lift Upgrades

Has treadling become too much?  Our E-Lift can help with that! This quiet device uses a high performance stepper motor and programmable driver to lift the harnesses.  It has two lifting modes, standard and double, and is easy to use. The E-Lift II fits many of our AVL dobby looms and is available in 110V or 220V (single phase).  

Be one of the first five E-Lift upgrades purchased between now and December 23, 2016, and receive 15% off using discount code ELIFT15 at checkout! Details on E-Lift upgrades are available in the listing here.

Friday, December 2, 2016

AVL Weaving School

Course Registration Open Now

January Course Offerings

Join instructor Jannie Taylor for the first of our 2017 course offerings Maximizing Your AVL and WeavePoint for Lace.  Offered onsite at our Chico, California headquarters, the emphasis of these and all of our classes is on collaborative learning and hands-on experience, in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.  We hope you'll consider joining us!

Maximizing Your AVL--January 23-25, 2017

This workshop is designed for new AVL weavers or for weavers who want to better learn the systems on their AVL looms.  In this course, instructor Jannie Taylor will guide you through the design rationale for each system on the loom and will provide special training in its use and maintenance.  Emphasis will be given to sectional warping technique (with both Tension Box and Warping Wheel), flyshuttle weaving, and use of the Compu-Dobby®.

WeavePoint for Lace--January 26-27, 2017

Learn how to create your own lace weave drafts using WeavePoint! In this course, instructor Jannie Taylor will cover the skills necessary for designing in three of the loom controlled lace weaves: Huck Lace, Bronson Lace and Swedish Lace.  Tips and tricks on how to use many of the special tools found in WeavePoint (including the new tools in version 8) will be shared, to help make creating a weaving draft quick and easy.

To sign-up or to view the complete list of our 2017 class schedule, click here.