TOIKA Liisa Computer-Assist Loom
Toika ES Computer-Assist Looms are offered in 16-, 24- and 32-shaft configurations for both Eeva and Liisa looms. Traditional weaving looms are based on treadles, lamms, and jacks. The Toika ES computer assist loom replaces all of those parts with a single pedal – much like that on a sewing machine. The pedal means that the weaver requires no strain or effort to lift multiple shafts – something literally impossible to do easily with a standard loom. Compared to its predecessor EW models, the ES series brings the owner improved electronics, an even longer working life, easier maintenance and fewer mechanical components.
Powered by the latest version of
Weavepoint Software, The ES loom operates alongside a computer
equipped with Microsoft Windows and one open USB port. The unit has
a direct connection to the USB port – just plug it in, turn on the
loom and the computer and the weaver is ready to go.
The ES control unit is directed by the
computer and software to select the appropriate shafts and open the
shed automatically. The shed is a true countermarche and is even
throughout as the ES unit automatically compensates for the shafts
that are farthest from the weaver. In addition to three weaving modes
(Normal, Fast and Slow), there is a reverse mode if the weaver needs
The new ES series allows the weaver to
spend more time planning projects and designing fabrics while
essentially eliminating treading and tie up errors. The ES control
unit can also be installed on practically all manual Toika looms as
well as many other brands of Scandinavian type looms.
Toika ES Computer-Assist looms come
with Weavepoint software, reed, 100 heddles per shaft, cogwheel warp
advance system, linen aprons and loom bench.
Liisa is descended from the original Toika and is a solid and reliable countermarche loom and is sturdy enough for a steady diet of rugs, yet gentle enough for a sheer transparent fabric. Side members are factory-assembled to ensure maximum durability. The wedges, with which the joints are pegged, add stability and allow the loom to be easily taken apart and reassembled. Overhead beaters are standard on U.S. models.
Note: This is a special order item; please contact Weaving and Spinning Manager Leslie Ann Bestor at firstname.lastname@example.org, for ordering details.
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