The Kebec II, the largest handloom currently on the market, provides the weaver with the ability to weave fabric up to an amazing 14 feet wide! It is a four shaft Counterbalance design that is excellent for weaving anything from Coverlets to Table Cloths to Draperies to Large Rugs. Like all Leclerc products, this massive loom is solidly constructed out of Canadian Maple hardwood with parts of the frame 1 1/2 by 4 inches thick!
The Kebec II is equiped with floating lams (see picture at bottom) meaning that neither end are affixed to the loom frame. This makes threading easier for the weaver. The loom comes with two sets of treadles allowing two weavers to work together alternately throwing or receiving the shuttle. Regardless of which weaver operates the treadles, the tension across the shafts remains uniform and a perfect shed is formed from one side of the loom to the other. With the optional Flying Shuttle Beater installed a single set of treadles in the center can be installed and the loom can be operated by one weaver.
Three versions of the loom are available with weaving widths of 100 inches, 120 inches and new for 2001, a 168 inch version. The midrange 120 inch loom equipped with a Flying Shuttle Beater is shown below.
The Kebec II Loom is constructed with a number of unique features that allow it to maintain a high degree of tension on such a wide warp yet allows for a perfect shed.
Rather than fixed breast beams, the Kebec II is constructed using heavy duty 5 inch diameter solid maple rollers that ensure the cloth and warp threads travel friction free across the beams. The beater bar has a central handle to make it easy for a single weaver to grab and pull it. The loom is built with 2 very large friction brakes (using 1/4 inch diameter steel cables) at either end of the warp beam and a set of heavy duty steel ratchet mechanisms at either end of the cloth beam to allow very high tensions to be applied to the warp from either end.
While the Kebec II is a heavy duty workhorse loom, it's natural hardwood construction makes it a beautiful piece of weaving equipment and explains why it has been purchased by many weaving guilds as a shared resource for their weavers.
The dimensions and ordering information for the different version of the Kebec II loom are listed below:
|Width||Weaving||100" (250 cm)||120" (300 cm)||168" (430 cm)|
|Overall||112" (285 cm)||133" (337 cm)||181" (460 cm)|
|Depth||49" (125 cm)|
|Height||Loom||63" (160 cm)|
|Breast Beam||34" (86 cm)|
|Net Weight||325 lbs (147 kg)||370 lbs (167 kg)||478 lbs (215 kg)|
Every Leclerc Kebec II loom ordered from Camilla Valley Farm comes complete with the following extras to get you up and weaving immediately:
The basic Kebec II 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 Flying Shuttle Beater to speed up the weaving process and/or extend the weavers reach, Sectional Warp Beam to speed up the warping process and a Weighted Beater for rug weavers.
Leclerc also offers a choice of loom benches to fit all weavers and maximize their comfort while weaving. All of these options can be added to your Kebec II loom order or can be added to an existing loom at a later date.
|LOOM OPTIONS||ORDERING INFORMATION|
(Instead of Wire)
|Sectional Warp Beam Kit||1 Inch
|Flying Shuttle Beater||6471-7000
|Adjustable Loom Bench
(Height can be set between 21 and 25")
|Rocking Loom Bench
(Height Adjustable between 21 and 26 3/4")
|Open Ended Loom Bench
(26" High with open ends for storage)
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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