Gawd, I love sampling! Strung the little Northwest Loom up and made several experiments with the krokbragd treadlings. Fun and stimulating to the imagination. The two photos show one of the reasons I love Tony Klissus' Northwest Looms 'Frieda" model. There are three different positions for the beater and the third one makes threading the reed a lot smoother, since it stays sitting up straight. No chance of ends slipping out or having to move it to see behind. I position the beater on other looms by tying it into position, but this makes it so much easier.