Monday, September 17, 2012

Shannock Tapestry Loom of James Koehler For Sale

James Koehler was my mentor for about six years before he passed away unexpectedly in March of 2011. Shortly before his death he was experimenting with weaving on a vertical loom again and bought himself a beautiful eight foot Shannock tapestry loom (100 inch weaving width). The new owner of his studio would like to sell this loom and I am helping her do so.

 My prior blog post about this loom can be seen HERE. There is a downloadable PDF on my website HERE.
The loom is a gorgeous Shannock loom. James modified the standard Shannock raddle by having a special tray welded which holds a reed for better spacing of the warp threads.
James Koehler, opening of Interwoven Traditions in Erfurt, Germany, Sept 2010. Photo: John Hamish Appleby
James' yarn wall, Santa Fe, NM
James at his book signing, Convergence 2010, Albuquerque, NM
James was a wonderful teacher and an acclaimed tapestry artist. His work is known all over the world. This is the last one of his looms for sale. Beyond who the prior owner was, it is an exceptional piece of weaving machinery. The owner is asking $6000.

Please let me know if you are interested in this loom. I will send you a PDF with further details about it. Feel free to contact me with further questions.
James Koehler; Rhythms of Nature III

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