Leclerc LogoNilus Weaving Loom

Nilus Loom

The Leclerc Nilus is a sturdy jack loom that can be ordered in 4 or 8 shaft configurations. It has a lower castle and breast beam than the Nilus II. The 8 shaft loom comes with Leclerc's unique back-hinge treadle system and the 4 shaft loom can optionally be configured with the 8 shaft castle to make a future upgrade easier and less expensive. The loom's independent shafts are perfect for weaving any type of fibre from rugs to fine linens. Available in 27, 36, 45 and 60 inch weaving widths, the Nilus loom includes removable breast and cloth beams to make warping easier. The heavy duty cloth beam ratchet mechanism and warp beam friction brake enable the weaver to put a high tension on the warp.

Nilus Back Hinge Treadle Loom

Like all Leclerc looms, the Nilus comes with two more foot treadles than the number of harnesses (6 on the 4 shaft and 10 on the 8 shaft). A set of pre-measured treadle cords are included which fasten to the treadles using the removable treadle hooks. A special Weighted Beater Option is available to increase the beater weight and enables the weaver to increase their beating force. The weighted bars have internal weights, evenly distributed along the length of the beater bars and can be added and removed, even when the loom is warped and in use.

Like the Fanny II and Nilus II looms, the Nilus back warp beam assembly can fold into the loom reducing the footprint. This feature enables weavers with limited space to have a full size loom and makes it easy to store and transport the loom. The loom is designed to fold even when fully warped! Other loom options include a Flying Shuttle Beater to speed up production and to assist weavers who have problems with wider warps. For those weavers who prefer sectional warping, an optional set of 1" or 2" rakes can be added to the warp beam to turn it into a Sectional Warp Beam.

For those who don't have a lot of lower body strength but want to weave with a multi-harness loom, the 8 harness Nilus uses the unique Leclerc levered treadle design (shown below). This "back-hinged" treadle design increases the weaver's leg leverage producing a wide, clean shed with less effort while ensuring even tension on all treadle cords with the treadles in either the rest or depressed position.


Specifications and Pricing:

The dimensions and ordering information for the different version of the Nilus loom are listed below:

Loom 27" 36" 45" 60"
Ordering
Information
4 Shaft 1025-0027
$2,755 CDN
1025-0036
$2,755 CDN
1025-0045
$3,050 CDN
1025-0060
$3,371 CDN
4 Shaft
(with 8 shaft castle)
1025-0027e
$3,270 CDN
1025-0036e
$3,270 CDN
1025-0045e
$3,565 CDN
1025-0060e
$3,886 CDN
8 Shaft
with
Back Hinge
Treadles
1025-3627
$3,692 CDN
1025-3628
$3,692 CDN
1025-4528
$4,120 CDN
1025-6028
$4,655 CDN
Heddles (#) 600 1,000 1,200 1,500
Width Weaving 27" (70 cm) 36" (90 cm) 45" (115 cm) 60" (150 cm)
Overall 37" (97 cm) 46" (117 cm) 55" (140 cm) 70" (170 cm)
Depth In Use 4 Shaft = 36 1/2" (93 cm)
8 Shaft = 40" (101 cm)
Folded 4 Shaft = 25" (63 cm)
8 Shaft = 28" (71 cm)
Height Loom 58 1/2" (149 cm)
Breast Beam 31 1/4" (79 cm)
Net Weight 4 Shaft 106 lbs (47 kg) 118 lbs (53 kg) 130 lbs (59 kg) 158 lbs (72 kg)
8 Shaft 161 lbs (73 kg) 168 lbs (76 kg) 175 lbs (79 kg) 203 lbs (92 kg)
  • Email or call us at (519) 941-0736 for more information about this loom.
  • Shipping to destinations within Canada or the Continental United States is included for this loom.
  • Looms and accessories are guaranteed by Leclerc for one year covering defects in material and/or workmanship with parts replaced free of charge. Camilla Valley Farm extends this bringing it up to a Full 2 Year Warranty.
  • Looms are shipped partially disassembled for easier handling and to avoid damage during transit. Assembly is simple with both written and video instructions included as well as the required tools.
  • Looms are made of selected, well-seasoned, kiln dried Canadian hard maple or birch, except for harness frames and a few parts that require lighter wood. Metal parts are aluminium dye cast, cast iron and steel protected by metal zinc plating.

Every Leclerc Nilus loom ordered from Camilla Valley Farm comes complete with the following extras to get you up and weaving immediately:


Loom Options:

The basic Nilus loom can be customized to fit the weavers application with a number of options including a Double Warp Beam to allow independent tensioning of two different yarn types, a Flying Shuttle Beater to speed up the weaving process and/or extend the weavers reach, Sectional Warp Beam to speed up the warping process and a Weighted Beater for rug weavers.

Leclerc also offers a choice of loom benches to fit all weavers and maximize their comfort while weaving. All of these options can be added to your Weavebird loom order or can be added to an existing loom at a later date.



LOOM OPTIONS ORDERING INFORMATION
27" 36" 45" 60"
Heddles
(Instead of Wire)
Texsolv
1024-9827T
$52 CDN
1024-9836T
$86 CDN
1024-9845T
$10 CDN
1024-9860T
$141 CDN
Inserted Eye
1024-9827I
$52 CDN
1024-9836I
$86 CDN
1024-9845I
$107 CDN
1024-9860I
$141 CDN
Double Warp Beam Contact us for
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6432-3000
$530 CDN
6432-4000
$605 CDN
6430-6000
$701 CDN
Sectional Warp Beam Kit 1 Inch
Sections
6441-3000
$246 CDN
6441-4000
$246 CDN
6441-5000
$294 CDN
6441-6000
$375 CDN
2 Inch
Sections
n/a 6442-4000
$214 CDN
6442-5000
$241 CDN
6442-6000
$316 CDN
Flying Shuttle Beater n/a 6471-4000
$810 CDN
6471-5000
$810 CDN
6471-6000
$870 CDN
Weighted Beater Bar Top 1560-2700
$101 CDN
1560-3600
$114 CDN
1560-3600
$129 CDN
1560-3600
$162 CDN
Bottom 1570-2700
$130 CDN
1570-3600
$150 CDN
1570-4500
$171 CDN
1570-6000
$212 CDN
Adjustable Loom Bench
(Height can be set between 21 and 25")
6384-6000
$252 CDN
Rocking Loom Bench
(Height Adjustable between 21 and 26 3/4")
6384-7000
$423 CDN
Open Ended Loom Bench
(23" High with open ends for storage)
6384-2000
$460 CDN


Upgrade Kits:

Want to convert your Nilus loom to one with more shafts?Want to take advantage of the new Back Hinge Treadles? There are a number of upgrade kits available for the Nilus loom to expand it's functionality. Contact us for pricing and ordering information and we can advise what upgrades are possible.



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Last Updated: Wednesday April 11th, 2013