Louët Octado Floor Loom
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Louët Octado 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.
If you are interested in this loom please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you updated with information.
If you already have a loom on order from us this is unaffected.
The Louët Octado is an eight-shaft dobby loom that is available in three weaving widths: 70, 90 and 110 cm (27 3/4”, 35 3/8” and 43 1/4”). You can also choose between a mechanical or electronic control for the dobby. Use the drop down menu above to view the price for the different width variants. Special features, like easy programming and light treadling of the counter march shed are all integrated in the Octado loom.
The Octado is made out of lacquered high quality beech hardwood. Included with the loom are a shelf and 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.
The Octado 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 Megado looms, the Octado 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 gives both the Octado and Megado looms 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.
Octado 70: 115 x 99 x 127 cm (45 1/4“ x 39“ x 50“)
Octado 90: 135 x 99 x 127 cm (53” x 39“ x 50“)
Octado 110: 155 x 99 x 127 cm (61” x 39“ x 50“)
Octado 70: 45 kg (99 lb)
Octado 90: 48 kg (106 lb)
Octado 110: 53 kg (117 lb)
Please note that this loom is supplied part-assembled. Full instructions are included to complete assembly.
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.