The Louet Octado loom is another great weaving loom from Louet a smaller version of the Magado.
With 8 Harness but only one treadle, Octado works – like the Megado - with a mechanical or electronic dobby mechanism (sold separately): Forget about crawling under the loom to tie up the treadles and enjoy weaving!
A dobby system is used to program the harness combinations according to the pattern, replacing the tis-ups of the treadles on a regular loom.
Another advantage of these looms is to overcome the limitation of possible treadlings associated with the number of treadles.
Amongst Octado features, we have to mention:
- the floating breast beam system (allows to get the same warp tension at all times);
- the large weaving shed (just like a countermarch loom);
- the light treadling action (a unique combination);
- an integrated rattle;
- an adjustable pedal.
The Louet Octado Dobby loom can be operated with:
- a mechanical dobby woring with pegs according to the pattern, or
- an electronic interface working with the most popular computer weaving software like Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, Pixieloom, Weavemaker, Proweave and WeaveIt. (The software must be purchased separately. Please note that a laptop or computer will also be required to operate the system). The Octado interface supports PC and Mac.
The Octado is made out of lacquered beech hardwood.
The most complex castle section is pre-assembled.
The Louet Octado is available in:
- 70 cm weaving width (27.5”)
- 90 cm weaving width (35.5”)
- 110 cm weaving width (43.3”)
- a shelf,
- built-in raddle,
- a stainless steel reed 40-10 (10 dpi),
- 600 (Octado 70); 800 (Octado 90) or 1200 (Octado 110) Texsolv heddles (330 mm),
- lease and tie-up sticks,
- sixteen warp sticks.
- mechanical dobby or,
- electronic interface.