Builds Tiny Looms That Work (Dec, 1936)

Builds Tiny Looms That Work

BUILDING miniature looms that actually weave cloth into intricate patterns is the spare time hobby of George Yoxall a London weaver. The looms are assembled from toy constructor parts and small gears which must be specially made for the tiny mechanism. One of the looms accommodates 554 threads and weaves them into a design equal in quality to the work produced on full size equipment. Mr. Yoxall’s first loom gained such wide-spread attention that he set to work on others. His large loom weaves a seven-letter name in a souvenir belt.

  1. Hirudinea says: July 6, 20114:40 pm

    Finally the Eleves can quit working for the Shoemaker and go in buisness for themselves!

  2. John says: July 6, 20114:43 pm

    Hirudinea » Ahhhh they would just make cookies.

  3. Don F says: July 6, 20115:45 pm

    My wife tells me that’s a dobby loom, where the dobby, the mechanism on top, controls the warp threads instead of them being controlled by treadles which are operated by the weaver’s feet. “Dobby” is a corruption of “draw boy”, referring to the weaver’s helpers who would control the warp manually. She wants one, but our living room is already full of looms . . . .

  4. Charlene says: July 7, 20112:17 pm

    Collectors…I can sympathize. My dad was a collector of radios and filled the entire house with them, and of course had a very good reason why he bought each one.

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