The Fanny series is easily the most popular floor loom in the world with many thousands currently in use worldwide. Leclerc has been manufacturing this model since the 1950's and the Fanny II is the latest version incorporating the many enhancements the company have added over the years. This 4 shaft counterbalance loom provides a sturdy full size loom for all types of weaving and when not in use, can be quickly folded to reduce the floor space it occupies. Available in 36, 45 and 60 inch weaving widths, the Fanny II also includes Leclerc's exclusive Shed Regulator technology which allows the weaver to switch from balanced to unbalanced weaves with a minimum of adjustment.
One of the main advantages of the Leclerc Fanny II loom is it's ability to shrink when required! Because the back warp beam of the loom is hinged, it can fold into the loom reducing the footprint of the loom by over 30%. This feature enables weavers with limited space to have a full size loom and makes it easy to store and transport the loom, even allowing it to go through a standard door without dissassembly. The loom is designed to fold even when fully warped!
The counterbalance shed is wide and clean on every pick for the full range of 4 shaft weaves and the heavy duty cloth beam ratchet mechanism and warp beam friction brake enable the weaver to put a high tension on the warp. Both the breast beams and the cloth beam can be easily removed in seconds and optional rakes can be added to the warp beam to turn it into a sectional warp beam. A Flying Shuttle Beater option is also available as well as a selection of benches and other accessories.
Special Weighted Beater Options are available for Rug Weavers that increases the beater weight and enables the weaver to increase their beating force. Depending on the loom width and whether both or just one of the upper and lower weighted bars are added, the beater mechanism, weight can be increased by 4 to 13 pounds. The weighted bars have internal weights, evenly distributed along the length of the beater bars and can be added and removed as needed, even when the loom is warped and in use.
The dimensions and ordering information for the different version of the Fanny II loom are listed below:
|Width||Weaving||36" (90 cm)||45" (115 cm)||60" (150 cm)|
|Overall||46" (117 cm)||55" (140 cm)||70" (178 cm)|
|Depth||In Use||36 1/2" (93 cm)|
|Folded||25" (63 cm)|
|Height||Loom||58 1/2" (149 cm)|
|Breast Beam||31 1/4" (79 cm)|
|Net Weight||118 lbs (53 kg)||130 lbs (59 kg)||158 lbs (72 kg)|
Every Leclerc Fanny II loom ordered from Camilla Valley Farm comes complete with the following extras to get you up and weaving immediately:
The basic Fanny II 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 Fanny II loom order or can be added to an existing loom at a later date.
|LOOM OPTIONS||ORDERING INFORMATION|
(Instead of Wire)
|Double Warp Beam||6432-3000
|Sectional Warp Beam Kit||1 Inch
|Flying Shuttle Beater||6471-4000
|Weighted Beater Bar||Top||1560-3600
|Clip Temple System||6146-0000
|Adjustable Loom Bench
(Height can be set between 21 and 25")
|Rocking Loom Bench
(Height Adjustable between 21 and 26 3/4")
|Open Ended Loom Bench
(23" High with open ends for storage)
Check out our Manual Section for downloadable assembly instructions for this and other Leclerc looms and weaving accessories. Information is also provided on upgrades and accessories. If you are not sure which Leclerc loom you own see our Leclerc Loom Guide to help identify the model.
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