Hello fellow Double Harness weavers!

I have a Myrehead drawloom attachment. I am using the shaft drawloom. I have warped and adjusted my loom. For at least the last year I have been living with an annoyance. Several of the draw pulleys (not all) will not stay pulled. I pull them start weaving and they pop out and drop the shaft. I believe this is due to some of the pull cords being too wide. However if you have other suggestions for troubleshooting this issue, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you,



Su Butler

HI Erica....can you provide a photo of your set up and perhaps a close up of the draw pull cords and the slots the errant pulls fitĀ into?

Joanne Hall

Try lengthening the cord at the pattern shaft holder to see if that helps.

Erica J

Thanks, JoAnne I've actually had to shorten the cords, which has fixed the issue with most of the cords, but not these last few. I will lengthen these again just in case though!


Here is a photo of the pulls that are giving me the most trouble. They look very crowded to me and it seems they clash with each other when pulled, which is why I think the issue is the width of the pulls themselves. I would happily be wrong! :) Thank you for your help!

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