The Leclerc Penelope III is an excellent loom for beginners and hobbyists who want to learn tapestry weaving techniques. It is also a wonderful workshop tapestry loom for experienced tapestry weavers to practice new techniques and sample projects.
As in bigger tapestry looms like the Leclerc Gobelin, the Penelope III is designed with both a warp and a cloth beam that enable the weaver to wind on many yards of fabric with a finished width of up to 22 1/2 inches (57.2cm). Crank handles on each allow the cloth to be advanced as the weaving progresses and both beams have ratchet mechanisms to allow the weaver to apply a high degree of tension to the warp.
The looms simple A-Frame design allows it to stand securely on a table, but fold flat for storage. The loom has a set of slots 1/3 of the way down from the top that allow Rigid Heddles to be mounted in the warp and moved back and forward to open and close the shed. Unlike the earlier Penelope loom, the Penelope III holds 2 Rigid Heddles expanding the weavers pattern options. In addition, the slots allow the heddle to be locked in place with the shed open. The Penelope III is solidly built using Canadian Maple hardwood like all Leclerc looms.
The dimensions and ordering information for the Leclerc Penelope III loom are listed below:
|Loom||Penelope III Loom|
|Width||Weaving||22 1/2" (57.2 cm)||Overall Loom||29" (74 cm)|
|Depth||9 1/2" (24 cm)|
|Height||29" (74 cm)|
|Shipping Weight||15 lb (6.3 kg)|
The Penelope III loom comes with just about everything needed to weave except the yarn itself and we can help you select what you need for your first project. The loom package includes shuttles, the Rigid Heddles, Tapestry Bobbins and even a set of Warping Pegs to wind the warp. The loom comes with a set of instruction books that teaches the basics of weaving. A full list of what comes with the loom is below:
While the basic loom comes with everything required, additional Rigid Heddles to handle larger or smaller warp yarn sizes may be required for some projects. These are available in Styrene (plastic) versions.
|ADDITIONAL 22 1/2" WIDE RIGID HEDDLES|
Rigid Heddles are also available in other widths and sizes for other looms. For a complete list of what is available, see our Rigid Heddle Price List.
If you are looking for a larger Tapestry Loom, the Gobelin Loom may be a better choice!
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.
Besides Leclerc's I Weave, You Weave we have a number of other books on this subject which include: Contemporary Tapestry: Shuttle Craft Guild Monograph 12, Tapestry Loom Techniques: Exploration of the 2 Harness Loom, Tapestry Weaving, Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide and the videos Tapestry Weaving - Level I and Level II.
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