Shannock tapestry loom

Shannock Tapestry Loom of James Koehler For Sale

James Koehler was my mentor for about six years before he passed away unexpectedly in March of 2011. Shortly before his death he was experimenting with weaving on a vertical loom again and bought himself a beautiful eight foot Shannock tapestry loom (100 inch weaving width). The new owner of his studio would like to sell this loom and I am helping her do so.

 My prior blog post about this loom can be seen HERE. There is a downloadable PDF on my website HERE.
The loom is a gorgeous Shannock loom. James modified the standard Shannock raddle by having a special tray welded which holds a reed for better spacing of the warp threads.
James Koehler, opening of Interwoven Traditions in Erfurt, Germany, Sept 2010. Photo: John Hamish Appleby
James' yarn wall, Santa Fe, NM
James at his book signing, Convergence 2010, Albuquerque, NM
James was a wonderful teacher and an acclaimed tapestry artist. His work is known all over the world. This is the last one of his looms for sale. Beyond who the prior owner was, it is an exceptional piece of weaving machinery. The owner is asking $6000.

Please let me know if you are interested in this loom. I will send you a PDF with further details about it. Feel free to contact me with further questions.
James Koehler; Rhythms of Nature III

The Shannock loom of James Koehler

James Koehler passed away unexpectedly March 4, 2011. He left behind a studio full of looms . Two large looms remain and are now for sale. The 100 inch Cranbrook loom was described in the last post HERE. The other loom is a 100 inch Shannock tapestry loom. James bought this loom in the last year of his life. He was considering a move to using a vertical tapestry loom. He had a machinist make a special rack for a reed to replace the larger-spaced raddle that the Shannock came with and was ready to warp the loom when he died.

There is a detailed PDF on my website HERE with specifications and many more photos of this beautiful loom. I wish I had room in my studio for it myself! Please feel free to contact me using the information on the PDF or through my website with more questions or if you want a higher resolution copy of the PDF for printing or posting. The loom is currently in James' old studio in Eldorado near Santa Fe, NM. Pickup is recommended. This loom is very heavy even disassembled. Pricing and other details available at the link below. Asking $6000 or best offer.

Link to the page on my website with information about both of these looms: