Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Looms
Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Looms
Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Looms
Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Looms
Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Looms

Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Looms

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The Cranbrook Loom is widely considered to be the finest Countermarche loom available today. This Scandinavian-style loom has mortise-and-tenon construction, powder-coated breast and rear beams, treadle locks, and a fully adjustable overhead beater. A countermarche loom is a balanced system of rising and sinking shafts.
There are two sets of lamms, an upper suspended lamm and a lower pivoting lamm. Each shaft works independently, its operation not affecting that of the other shafts. The tie-up system of the Cranbrook employs a special-size Texsolv nylon loop cord that remains permanently installed on the treadles and may be tied to either the upper or lower lamm.
The front, rear, and knee beams of powder-coated tubular steel give the loom added rigidity while affording better protection for the warp. The solid octagonal warp and cloth beams are 16 1/2" in circumference.
The Cranbrook can be expanded from four to six or eight shafts at any time. The locking treadles are especially helpful for rug and tapestry weaving. Solid bronze ratchet gears, pawls, and beater hanger racks are featured on all Cranbrook Looms. The warp beam ratchet gear is released by a foot pedal.
The more we get to know this loom, the more we appreciate the Cranbrook's unique design and the advantages of countermarche weaving.  Schacht's upgrades make it even better. We have extended the frame of the loom to increase the loom depth by 18". This not only makes treadling easier when using high tension, it allows more room inside the frame to maneuver for threading and treadle tie-up.
Because of the extra room inside the frame, Schacht designed a sliding threading bench which makes treadle tie-up much more comfortable. We've added a 12 treadle option to all new Cranbrook looms--Great news for summer and winter weavers. The bench has been modified so it can be assembled with either a slanted or flat bench top.
The Cranbrook loom is available in 48", 60", and 72" weaving widths. Accessories include: 12-treadle option, a second warp beam, sectional warp beam, tool tray, sliding threading bench, beater weight, and tension box rail, and raddle.

Included with the Cranbrook Loom:

  • worm gear
  • one stainless steel reed, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 15 dent
  • 1000 Texsolv heddles
  • two cloth aprons
  • tie-up cords
  • lease sticks and warp separator sticks


  • 12 treadle option
  • Double Back Beam
  • Sectional Beam
  • Suspended Tool Shelf
  • Raddle
  • Tension Box Rail
  • Sliding Threading Bench
  • Cranbrook Loom Bench (36", 48" or 60" widths)
  • Beater Weight
Weaving Width 48" 60" 72"
Width-Overall 70" 82" 95"
Height-Breast Beam 36" 36" 36"
Height-Overall 69"-72" 69"-72" 69"-72"
Depth 86" 86" 86"
Shipping Wt.,
480 lb 540 lb 600 lb
Shipping Wt.,
520 lb 580 lb 640 lb
Heddles 1,000 1,000 1,000
Warp Separator Sticks 16 16 16
Lease Sticks 2 2 2


Loom Size 48" 60" 72"
Bench Height 24"-25" 24"-25" 24"-25"
Bench Width 36" 48" 60"
Depth-Top 10" 10" 10"
Weight 29 lb 32 lb 35 lb


48", 60", and 72" Reeds Total Length: 1" longer than weaving width
Total Height: 5 3/4"
Green Texsolv Heddle (for Schacht Cranbrook Looms) 12" end to end
Blue Texsolv Heddle (for older Cranbrook Looms) 11 1/2" end to end

Read about the history of the Cranbrook Loom (PDF)


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