Swapping Out Chains For Texsolv Tie Ups On A Kessenich Loom

Swapping Out Toilet Chains For Texsolv Tie Ups  On A Kessenich Loom

Swapping Out Toilet Chains For Texsolv Tie Ups On A Kessenich Loom

Way back in the 1950′s when Kessenich looms were first being produced, toilet chains teamed up with fishing lure swivels from the local hardware store in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin were used as tie ups to the loom treadles.
I suppose it was a good idea at the time, but the chain tie ups on older Kessenich looms will often get tangled during treading.
It can be very difficult to switch the chain tie ups on older Kessenich looms and there’s been a couple of times that I’ve actually cut my fingers on the fishing lure swivels while struggling to change the tie up on my loom.
I recently decided to be good to my fingers and stop my weaving frustration. I  invested in Texsolv cord and pegs and I got my Mr. to help me switch them out the other day.
I’m about to live happily ever after with my Kessenich loom.

KatherineGrossman-GrannyMiller

Katherine M. Grossman was born and raised in the greater Washington, D.C area. For the last 30 years Mrs. Grossman has lived a life of deliberate self-reliance in rural western Pennsylvania. She loves to garden, knit mittens; makes a killer meatloaf and has been known to deliver triplet lambs with her eyes closed. 

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  2 comments for “Swapping Out Chains For Texsolv Tie Ups On A Kessenich Loom

  1. March 16, 2013 at 8:11 am

    No doubt, there are amazing creations about to come from your loom.

  2. Nancy
    March 16, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Looks like you are going to get started on that linen cloth.Please post the progress to inspire us. You should have a nice quiet weaving experience. I have a Baby Wolf with some placemats still waiting to be finished. Thanks for the push!

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