We recommend the Rigid Heddle to new weavers because it is so easy to use, but still very versatile. You can use the loom to create cushion covers, table mats, fabrics and garments, floor mats, just about anything.
Ashford has created a new warping process for this loom that can be done by one person and takes only a few minutes! Warping and weaving instruction included.
***NEW!*** This loom has just been updated to come with a built in double heddle rest. This improved loom also has holes drilled on the back, which when paired with the warping peg upgrade kit (sold separately) allows your loom to double as a warping board. A warping board can make long warps quicker then using the direct warp method.
Includes: 7.5 dent reed, double heddle rest, two stick shuttles, warping peg, two threading hooks, clamps, cardboard warp sticks, and full-color, easy to follow, step-by-step Learn to Weave booklet.
Weaving shuttles included are:
16″ loom – 2 14″ shuttles
24″ loom – 2 22″ shuttles
32″ loom – 1 22″ and 1 30″ shuttle
48″ loom – 2 48″ shuttles
Everything is included in the kit. Quick and easy to assemble and warp. Comes unfinished.
Made from Silver Beech hardwood the loom is very strong and robust. The option of a second heddle kit for multishaft weaving gives extra versatility to this loom. (Sold separately)
Four great weaving widths: 16″, 24″, 32″ and 48″.
Please note, these looms are made in New Zealand, so they are made for metric measurements. The sizes listed are the closest US size in inches, but the weaving width can be 1/2 inch or so narrower then the size listed. The actual measurement of the loom is wider then the weaving width.