Leclerc Artisat jack loom, Yarn corner, warping mill, joined shuttles for two thread weft & two Leclerc boat shuttles (so good!). Ashford wheel with jumbo flyer & double treadle fitted.
I purchased my Leclerc Artisat jack loom secondhand through 'The Loom Exchange'.I have found it light and pleasant to use and problem free once properly adjusted. (When purchased the heddles were too tight on shafts and the shuttle race was assembled back to front - not surprising as two curved surfaces did look as if they wished to mate!) I made one further modification, an extra inch of height to back beam to improve the geometry of the warp for its jack loom operation.
I have used it to weave cotton baby blankets, polyester lacy silk curtains, silk scarves, 'Hogwarts' scarves, linen runners, woolen cushion covers and small rugs, fabric for chair covers and for clothing.
I use three spinning wheels and can highly recommend 'Joy' for carrying around. I create yarns from wool, (fleeces stored from my own score of years keeping a few sheep) and silk (combed tops or mawata caps). I find the silk/wool combination works well from all aspects; warmth, feel, washing and appearance.
I occasionally use natural materials to dye the fibres or yarn in either a stainless steel bucket or a large thermos both of which give clear, unmuddy colours. The thermos is a particularly easy and low aroma method for small quantities. For health and environmental reasons I gave up home use of all mordants except alum some years ago.
Ps Now also using an Ashford e-spinner from ‘The Alpaca Spinner’.
She happily and selfishly;
makes silk and wool yarn, weaves for pleasure, visits the Isle of Wight, watches trees, gazes at the night sky, minimises gardening but seems to do a lot of work out there, appreciates daffodils, avoids housework, dyes in the kitchen, reads quite a lot, considers the geology, tracks ancestors, takes too many photos, wishes to play piano ............