The Leclerc Diana Computer-Dobby loom is a low cost sophisticated computer controlled handweaving loom designed for workshops or applications in which space is an issue.
For those weavers looking to make the move to computerized multishaft weaving at an affordable price, the Diana Computer-Dobby loom offers 16 harnesses in a small transportable package. With a weaving width of 24 inches, the loom can be used to produce a wide variety of fabric including towels and placemats.
The loom can be operated as a floor loom using the two foot treadles or the base can be removed converting the loom for use as a hand operated computerized table loom for workshops. The hand operated option can also be used when the loom is mounted on its base for those weavers that find this method of operation more comfortable.
Like many of their other smaller looms, the Diana employs Leclerc's Micro Advance Friction Brake system which allows uninterrupted weaving with easy cloth advance. The front and back beam fold up (even when warped) to reduce the size of the loom for transport to workshops or storage when not in use. When folded the loom fits into a space 28" wide by 20" deep by 31" high.
The Leclerc Diana computer-dobby loom operates in a similar fashion to a standard handweaving loom with the weaver throwing the shuttle, advancing the warp and beating the cloth. However instead of deciding which shafts to raise each pick, the weaver leaves this to the attached computer. Software on the computer determines which shaft(s) to lift each pick based on the instructions it finds in the weaving draft file it currently has open. The weaver just moves the overhand arm up or pushes down on the right treadle to open the shed with whichever harnesses the computer has selected. For the weaver this means no more mistakes and changing the tie-up is as simple as opening another draft file on the computer!
The Diana, like the Weavebird computer-dobby loom can be controlled using a wide range of popular 3rd party Weaving Design Programs including our own Weavebird Loom Driver which we include free with every computer-dobby loom purchased from Camilla Valley Farm.
The dimensions and ordering information for the Diana computer-dobby loom are listed below:
|Width||Weaving||24" (61 cm)||Overall Loom||28" (71 cm)|
|Depth||Open||36" (91 cm)|
|Folded||20" (51 cm)|
|Height||Base Removed||31 1/2" (80 cm)|
|Base Attached||58" (147 cm)|
|Floor to Cloth Beam||29" (74 cm)|
|Weight (with base)||55 lb (25 kg)|
Every Leclerc Diana loom ordered from Camilla Valley Farm comes complete with the following extras to get you up and weaving immediately:
PLUS exclusively from Camilla Valley Farm Weavers' Supply:
The basic Diana loom can be customized to fit the weavers application with a number of options including a Double Warp Beam to allow independent tensioning of two different yarn types, a Sectional Warp Beam to speed up the warping process and a Swinging Beater.
|DIANA OPTIONS||ORDERING INFORMATION|
(Instead of Inserted Eye)
Specify When Ordering Loom
|Double Warp Beam||6432-1100
|Sectional Warp Beam
1 Inch Sections
|Swinging Beater Option||2120-0924
Leclerc provides a 1 year warranty on the Diana loom covering materials and workmanship with parts replaced free of charge upon proof of defect. Camilla Valley Farm extends that warranty by 1 year providing a 2 year warranty for all Diana looms. Note that this warranty covers all the parts including electronics. In addition we manage the warranty process and provide technical support giving the Diana owner one point of contact to resolve any problem they may have.
This PC-based program allows the weaver to open standard weave draft files created by all the most popular design programs (ie. Fiberworks PCW, WeaveMaker, SwiftWeave, ProWeave, etc.) and use them to control the Leclerc Diana or Weavebird Computer-Dobby Looms.
The standalone program can read both .wif and .dtx file types and runs on any PC running anything from Win 95 to XP. Features include Pattern Repeat/Mirror/ Stop Control, Ground Weave Insertion, Plain Weave Mode as well as Loom Wake-up and Diagnostic functions. The software is included free with every Weavebird or Diana loom ordered.
To learn more about the Diana and Weavebird Computer-Dobby Looms go to:
Check out our Manual Section for downloadable assembly instructions for this and other Leclerc looms and weaving accessories. Information is also provided on upgrades and accessories. If you are not sure which Leclerc loom you own see our Leclerc Loom Guide to help identify the model.
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