Louet David 8 Harness Loom

David is a compact eight harness loom. It is available in 27 5/8" and 35 3/8" weaving width. Like a counter balance or jack loom, it has a singular tie-up. The wide shed however gives the impression of a countermarch: all harnesses that are not treadled down for the shed, are lifted by an ingenious spring system. The friction brake is included and the sliding beater provides a smooth easy beating action that hits your fell line equally every time. David is made of lacquered beech and comes with the castle section assembled to ease the set up of the loom. David has a built-in raddle and shelf. Loom purchase also includes:

  • a 10 dent stainless steel reed

  • 800 Texsolv heddles (11")

  • tie-up and lease sticks

  • sixteen warp sticks

(Bench is not included.)

Dimensions and Weight

  • David 70: 34 1/4" x 33 1/2" x 50"; 66 lb.

  • David 90: 42" x 33 1/2" x 50"; 77 lb.

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    Stephanie Karran
    It’s all good...

    The wonderful people at Gist Yarn are an invaluable resource! They helped me determine which loom would best fit my requirements as I transitioned to my first floor loom. Then they went to some extra lengths to coordinate with the manufacturers rep during the pandemic quarantine. How customer friendly!

    I was worried about the “some assembly required” portion of getting my David loom up and running, but that was a non-issue. The castle of the loom comes pre-assembled, so there’s a great starting point. The Louet directions were specific, well illustrated with photos, and easily executed thanks to the precision manufacturing of each part. Everything fit where it should; nothing had to be forced or “tweaked”. I got the job done, with lifting help from my husband, in one afternoon.

    As for weaving on this loom: The shed is surprisingly large, the beater is substantial enough to get the yarns placed without flogging them to death, and the pressure required to depress a treadle is easy on one’s feet and legs. The footprint of the David 90 is 42" x 33 1/2", so it’s “room-friendly”, especially because visually it seems compact and not very imposing.

    I like everything about the David.