• Louët Octado Floor Loom

Louët Octado Floor Loom

£3,500.00 £3,850.00

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Louët Octado Floor Loom

Octado Special Offer - Save £250 on the mechanical and £750 on the electronic dobby versions of this loom.  Offer ends 28th June 2017

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.

Click here to see accessory items for the Octado loom


Dimensions (w/d/h)
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“)

Weight
Octado 70: 45 kg (99 lb)
Octado 90: 48 kg (106 lb)
Octado 110: 53 kg (117 lb)

Please allow typically 8 to 12 weeks for delivery of this loom

 

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