So, if I have asked you to help TLM and me with assembling the loom, this is the bit where we are stuck.
Then we move onto the shafts and heddles, which I have just learnt can also be called healds.
The “eyes” are in different places on each shaft (if the shaft is the “frame” that holds the heddles and moves up an down, rather than the “slot” (like a lift shaft) that it goes up and down in.
The pictures show an oblique view and also a side-on view.
Q.3. Is it possible to put the shafts in upside down? How do you work out which edge should face up and which should face down to the metal lamms?
Q.4. Have these “eyes” just been put in randomly by whoever screwed them in, or are those slight differences in position vital to the working of the loom?
That’s probably enough to be getting on with for now. It’s Monday night so I must gather up the rubbish in the house and put it out for the bin men. What a shame to be brought down to earth from all this lovely loom talk.