AVL Looms Home Loom
AVL Looms Home Loom
AVL Looms Home Loom
AVL Looms Home Loom
AVL Looms Home Loom
AVL Looms Home Loom
AVL Looms Home Loom

Home Loom

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The AVL Home Loom is a classic 8 harness, 10 treadle (or 8 treadle) floor loom originally designed by Jim Ahrens in 1949. Simple and elegant, its unique side-tie up system sets this loom apart from others in its class as there's no need to get under the loom to tie up harnesses. 

The Home Loom is a rising shed loom that uses a system of harness springs and spring levers to create a shed. Unlike jack looms with heavy harnesses, the AVL spring lever system uses lightweight harness frames. Therefore treadling is light and easy even with sticky yarns and high tension. 

Also, with its folding frame and low profile, the AVL Home Loom won't take up much space in your home, studio or classroom. 

Made in Chico, California,  USA



  • AVL side tie-up harness system with thirty side tie-up cords. No need to crawl under your loom! 
  • Folding frame: folds up so loom can slight through most doorways. 
  • Heddles: 100/harness (800 total) (metal or polyester options).
  • Standard bottom swing beater with stainless steel reed (your choice of 6, 8, 10, or 12 dent). 
  • Flyshuttle upgrade available for faster weaving. 
  • Locking brake system with foot pedal. Releasable from weaving position and no need to get up. 
  • Kiln-dried hardwood construction with organic mineral oil finish. 
  • Two aprons with three steel rods with the plain warp beam. 
  • Standard AVL two-year warranty 
Options & Upgrades

    Available Options: 

    • Single-Box Flyshuttle Beater, with AVL End Feed Flyshuttle and Pirns
    • 1/2-Yard Sectional Beam.
    • Storage Shelf.
    • Second Beam system with Plain Beam.
    • Automatic Warp Tensioning System.
    • Weaving Bench
    • Warping Wheel for sectional warping. 
    Spring Levers Explained

    AVL Looms Spring Lever systemThe purpose of these spring levers is to hold the unraised warp ends in the lower position (opposite of being raised), thereby giving you the best possible shed or opening to pass your shuttle through. Each set of spring levers is adjusted by tightening the spring that is between them. This is done by simply tightening the chain that is attached to the spring. Generally speaking, the tighter the warp tension, the tighter the spring lever tension should be. You may also find that harnesses with a high number of warp ends will require a somewhat higher spring lever tension as well. You will know when you have achieved the proper amount of tension when the unraised warp ends all lay flat against the shuttle race.




    Size: 24" (61 cm) 40" (100 cm) 48" (120 cm)
    Height: 48" (120 cm) 48" (120 cm) 48" (120 cm)
    Overall Width: 34" (86 cm) 50" (127 cm) 58" (147 cm)
    Front to Back: 41" (104 cm)
    28" folded (71 cm)
    41" (104 cm)
    28" folded (71 cm)
    41" (104 cm)
    28" folded (71 cm)
    No. of Heddles: 200 800 800
    Weight: 85 lbs. (39 kg) 125 lbs. (57 kg) 140 lbs. (64 kg)




    Home Loom Manuals

    Home Loom manual rev. 2009

    Home Loom Automatic Warp Tension Instructions

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