The Laila loom is designed for weavers who do not have enough space for a very large loom or who want an additional loom for sampling or experimental projects. With a 70cmm weaving width the Laila loom is suitable for weaving all types of fabric except heavy rugs. The Laila bench, which is especially proportioned for this loom is supplied with the loom unless otherwise requested by the customer. When not in use the back of the Laila folds up, even with a warp in place. This enables space saving storage against a wall.
Laila offers a true countermarch loom in a compact package and is available with 4 or 8 shafts. As with all Toika floor looms Laila arrives flat packed. Due to the smaller size a plywood crate is not require for delivery.
Countermarch looms like Laila can also be tied up in the less traditional way to allow changing of the tie up to be made from the lamms rather than the treadles. This reduces much of the crawling under the loom that is required on most floor looms. If you would like information on this method ask us when you order your loom.
You can visit our Toika Loom Studio to see and try Toika table and floor looms. We have Laila set up with a top of the lamms tie up. Jaana and Eeva both with ES electronic systems as well as Leena and Siru, Toika’s table and rigid heddle looms. We don’t have a shop but no obligation visits are very welcome by appointment. We are based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire close to Junction 20 of the M1 and Junction 1 of the M6. Please get in touch to arrange to visit. We look forward to seeing you.
In addition to the above we supply all Laila Looms with the following specification:
- A minimum of 100 Texsolv heddles per shaft as ordered
- Laila bench
- A pre cut Texsolv tie up set, or Texsolv cord and pegs to set up using the top of the lamms method.
- A stainless steel reed in the dent size of your choice
- Cloth aprons to both warp and cloth beams
- Delivery to a UK mainland address