@jhamner Thank you! I haven't yet had the pleasure of working with any sort of Dobby or Jacquard loom yet, just my standard 4-harness Jack floor loom and my rigid heddle. One day when I have more space I'd love to have either a full-featured Glimakra draw loom or a Dobby so I can do more complex patterns.
@kyle It's a bucket list item of mine to see a working Dobby or Glimakra. I like early textiles history. Although, I think it is a little funny that the first time I heard about them was from a virtual machine construction class in college.
@jhamner There is a great technology museum in Paris that has a whole room devoted to the technology of weaving. It also has an original silk portrait of Jacquard he made on his invention and used for demos.
@kyle Your "sewing room?" is going to need wide doors.