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We are pleased to announce the official launch of the world's most advanced handloom for complex weaving, the K-Series Loom by AVL Looms.
Honoring AVL’s tradition of innovation, the K-Series introduces new and improved technologies and design that offer unmatched creative potential. For the first time treadling 40 shafts is not just made possible, it’s made easy. Warp movement works with you as you weave, and adjustments come with the tap of a button. Connecting your laptop, tablet, or phone is straightforward and instant. Technology assists where it needs to, and the weavers’ touch is left to shine.
We'll have two of these on-hand next week at Convergence. If you're attending, come by and check them out for yourself! For folks who can't make it to Convergence, please visit our site, where we have more information now available http://www.avlusa.com/catalog/looms/k-series-loom/

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Convergence 2018July 6-12 in Reno, NV
Can you believe Convergence is only two and a half weeks away?!?!  We’re thrilled that we’ll be in attendance with five looms (including two K-Series Looms) and numerous accessories available to try out in person.

If you’re in the Reno area, come down and visit us in the Vendor Marketplace!  We have day passes available, and can send them out to you in advance.  Just contact us and we’ll get them in the mail.

Already know you need some things from AVL and want to save on shipping charges? You're in luck!  Place your order** now for in-stock items, and we'll bring them with us to the conference.  As an added bonus, conference attendees receive a 10% discount!

A list of some popular in-stock items can be found here, including Warping WheelsElectric Bobbin Winders and End Feed Shuttles.  If you do not see the item(s) you're looking for, please contact our sales department and we'll do our best to accommodate your request, production schedule allowing. To place your order, contact us and mention that you'll pick up the item at Convergence.



We also have a demo-loom available in our pre-sale. This 40” A-Series Loom has 16 harnesses, Compu-Dobby 4.5, an overhead beater with a double flyshuttle box and auto advance.  It’s been a demonstration loom for us for several years, and is in good condition.  This loom is available at 20% off list price, provided that the buyer must take delivery Monday, July 9 after the show ends and will be responsible for transportation from the site. To inquire about this incredible offer, please contact us soon!

We’re looking forward to connecting with conference attendees in a couple weeks!

WeaveMaker Mi and Pro, End of Support

The WeaveMaker team and AVL Looms are preparing to end support of the WeaveMaker Mi and Pro software. This is being necessitated by lack of market interest and planned elimination of 32-bit application support for the Apple Mac OS. With the release of Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple announced the planned termination of 32-bit applications in the Mac environment. Apple’s termination schedule is projected as a warning whenever a 32-bit application is initiated in High Sierra, a more aggressive warning in the next OS iteration (likely coming this summer), and finally disallowing 32-bit applications thereafter. 

End of support for WeaveMaker on the Mac involves three phases and includes: cessation of software updates (effective immediately), stopping of sales (June 30, 2018), and finally the last renewals of time limited license keys (January 31, 2019). For those with time limited licenses, including universities and schools, the next renewals will be the last and the keys issued will be never ending. To renew your license key, please contact us

Notes:
  • Windows support and sales for WeaveMaker ceased during the 2017 calendar year. For those with time limited licenses in the Windows environment, your last chance for renewals is August 31, 2018. To renew your license key, please contact us.
  • The WeaveMaker (www.weavemaker.com) website will remain up, but it will not be monitored after January, 31, 2019. Attempts to contact the WeaveMaker team through the website will not be answered.



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A-Series Manual Updated

We are pleased to announce that our A-Series assembly and weaving manuals have been revised and are available for download now!  A special thanks to Amy for all of her hard work on this project.  To see the updated version, please see the Manuals, Instructions & Info of our AVL Online Library here.

Holiday Availability
Our front offices will be closed from Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1 for the Holidays, and will return all calls and e-mails as soon as possible after they return on Tuesday, January 2.  From all of us at AVL Looms to you, Happy Holidays!
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