We recently asked Jane Stafford to review our Octado Loom, a dobby loom that is easy on the weaver because it eliminates the need for tie-ups. The Octado can be operated with a mechanical dobby, or with an electronic interface, giving the end user endless possibilities. The electronic interface works with most popular computer weaving software, including Fiberworks PCW, Patternland, PixieLoom, Weavemaker, Proweave and Weave It. Jane shared the following comments from her customers with us, along with her final thoughts when it comes to this user-friendly floor loom.
In the end, my review of the Octado sums it all up like this: what a fabulous, easy loom to work on. There are 10 million things you can do with 8 shafts and it is so easy to try them all out without having to change the tie-ups under the loom. A simple click or two on the computer and everything is changed. It is so liberating as I get older. I will also add that I am not a computer person; I have come kicking and screaming to this but I have found the loom so simple and easy to use that I am not intimidated by any part of it!