Spencer Power Treadle
This treadle is the first (that we know of) electric treadle for a portable tapestry loom. You can easily change the shed (for tapestry weaving primarily) by pressing down on a pedal that will electronically change the shed without having to use your hands. Easy, fast and perfect for tapestry weaving!
Notes: The treadle is designed to be used with the newer wooden clips. If you do not have these clips on your loom please choose the option that includes wooden clips. We are charging our cost for these clips (half the normal price we charge). If you have purchased the treadle and have plastic clips and have not discussed this with us, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download instructions, troubleshooting information and safety warnings for the power treadle here. See a video on how to install the treadle here. A video comparing the electric treadle to weaving without one can be found here.
If you plan to use the treadle on more than one loom it is best to buy an extra bushing for each additional loom. The bushing is a plastic piece that fits on the end of the shedding device tube to hold the treadle motor. Although it can be removed, we find that people with more than one loom prefer to not have to remove it when changing to a different loom. The handle or treadle can be used when the bushing is in the shedding device.