Louët Megado Floor Loom


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Louët Megado Floor Loom

We are unable to accept new orders for Louët floor looms at the moment due to uncertainty around the exchange rate, shipping and import costs from 1st January 2021 when the Brexit transition period ends. We plan to take new orders from early January. (UK customers only - we will no longer be able to supply Louët floor looms to EU customers)

If you are interested in this loom please contact us by email at sales@weftblown.com and we will keep you updated with information.

If you already have a loom on order from us this is unaffected.

The Megado is Louët's top-of-the-range dobby loom available with either 16 or 32 shafts and with a choice of weaving width of 70 cm, 110 cm or 130 cm (27 5/8“, 43 1/4” and 51 1/4“). You can also choose between a mechanical or electronic control for the dobby.  Use the drop down menus above to view the price for the different variants of the Louët Megado Floor Loom.
The Megado is made of lacquered ash hardwood and the most complex castle section is pre-assembled. Included are: a large shelf, built-in raddle, a stainless steel reed, Texsolv heddles, lease and tie-up sticks and sixteen warp sticks.
The mechanical dobby is a peg bar program system. The numbered holes in the program bars correspond with shafts of the loom. If you want a shaft to be raised, you place a peg in the corresponding hole of the program bar. The series of program bars can be as long as you like; however, if the number of program bars becomes very large, you may want to consider an electronic dobby. The electronic dobby will give you almost unlimited shaft combinations using a computer and software from Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Weavemaker, Weave It, WeavePoint or Pro Weave, which all work with the Louët electronic interface.

Easy treadling
The Megado loom features a countermarch shed. This is accomplished by raising the back beam at the same time as the shafts are being raised. The beam movement also compensates for changes in warp tension as the shed is made. An innovative construction ensures the action of the well balanced pedal to be very light in operation. This main pedal and also the optional weaving bench are adjustable in height to accommodate the weaver’s physical requirements. 

As with the Delta, Spring and Octado looms, the Megado has the Louët sprung breast beam, a unique warp tension control system, which allows the weaver to set and check the warp tension each time the warp is advanced.

These innovative design features give the Megado, along with the Octado, an indisputable advantage over other competitive products. No other multi-shaft loom treadles as light and creates as large a shed, even with a very high tension on the warp.

Please note that the bench shown in the product photo is sold separately.

Computer Dobby 2.0

The Megado computer dobby 2.0 comes with a small touchscreen control unit and secure internet connection. Connect your own device (smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC with Wifi) to the simple and user-friendly Louët weaving portal and you are good to go:

  • Through Wifi or USB stick, you can open any existing pattern in wif-format in the portal. Of course, you can also open the patterns you have made using your own weaving software, provided that this software supports wif-files.
  • In the portal you can also directly design your pattern. This works almost the same way as programming a mechanical dobby: a filled box corresponds to a shaft tie-on.

The pattern can always be easily customized and saved. You can add a tabby, for instance for a summer / winter fabric, by pressing a button.

It is also possible to connect your laptop or computer directly to the Megado computer dobby 2.0 and then control it with weaving software programs that support Louët looms. It will work the same way as with the old generation interfaces.

The advantage of the Louët weaving portal is that, with your permission, Louët can look in from a distance and update the software. Changes in operating systems will no longer trouble you and any improvements and additions to our portal can be made from a distance.

Click here to see accessory items for the Megado loom

Dimensions (w/d/h)
Megado 40 - 91 x 127 x 131 cm (36′′ x 50′′ x 52′′) 
Megado 70 - 121 x 127 x 131 cm (47 5/8′′ x 50′′ x 52′′)
Megado 90 - 141 x 127 x 131 cm (55 1/2′′ x 50′′ x 52′′)
Megado 110 - 161 x 127 x 131 cm (63 3/8′′ x 50′′ x 52′′)
Megado 130 - 181 x 127 x 131 cm (71 1/4′′ x 50′′ x 52′′)

Megado 40-16 - 62 kg (137 lb), Megado 40-32 - 75 kg (166 lb)
Megado 70-16 - 69 kg (152 lb), Megado 70-32 - 82 kg (181 lb)
Megado 90-16 - 77 kg (170 lb), Megado 90-32 - 90 kg (199 lb)
Megado 110-16 - 84 kg (185 lb), Megado 110-32 - 97 kg (214 lb)
Megado 130-16 - 92 kg (203 lb), Megado 130-32 - 105 kg (232 lb)

Please note that this loom is supplied part-assembled. Full instructions are included to complete assembly.

How to assemble a mechanical Megado Loom:

If you would like to discuss your requirements prior to placing an order please contact us. 

* If you order online the £100 Gift Voucher will be emailed to you once you have paid the deposit for your loom. This can only be used for any weaving accessories that we sell including Shuttles and Warping and Winding Equipment, and also floor loom accessories such as weaving benches or second warp beams. The voucher can only be used once and only used by the loom purchaser. The voucher cannot be exchanged for cash. Please contact us if you would like to check if the gift voucher can be used against a specific product. If you order via phone or email we can apply the £100 discount to your invoice.

** The 10% Discount Code will be sent to you by email once within 2 weeks of  the loom being delivered. This is a unique discount code for you to use online, in-store and at shows with an expiry date 12 months from the date of issue. The discount card can only be used for yarn. This code is not valid for use on loom accessories or modifications (second beams, extra shafts, benches etc). You can use the 10% discount code as many times as you wish on qualifying items within the 12 month period it is valid for. The code can only be used by the loom buyer and cannot be shared with other individuals. The discount cannot be exchanged for cash.