Treadle Gate!

Ever since I bought my Glimakra Standard loom, my biggest complaint has been that the rear-hinged treadles move side to side when in use.  This makes it hard (for me) to find the correct treadle with my foot without looking, plus they clack together quite a bit.

After much cajoling, my hubby made me a treadle gate!  I'd done some research and found a couple of photos online of some, but he took it to the next level, as he is wont to do.

It is movable front to back, but fits very snuggly, so it doesn't move at all when in use.  The pegs are just the right height to rest the treadles on while doing my tie up, so no more balancing them on my knee while sitting on the floor.  If I ever get around to adding more shafts, there is plenty of room to add to the treadle gate as well.  (Please excuse the dust - woodworking does create a lot of it!).

I've been pretty busy these last few days before the fine arts craft fair this weekend.  Unfortunately, the weather is not cooperating, so we'll see how many folks are out wandering the streets of Portland in the rain they are predicting.  I pulled out my inkle loom the other day to see if I could quickly weave a few key fobs/bookmarks. This time I used 5/2 cotton, instead of the thinner 10/2 that I've used for my wallet straps, and they are working up very quickly.  Still having some issues with the selvedges, and the 5/2 won't advance without a struggle, but I am liking how they are working up.

Wish me luck!!


  1. What an awesome treadle gate, tell your husband he did a great job. Now, where is that wood working husband of mine???


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