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Looms - Weaving

Imagine the joy of the recipients of gifts of hand-woven baby blankets, housewarming gifts of beautiful table coverings, rugs, afghans, pillows… How about a lovely hand-woven scarf or shawl for a special friend or family member…?

Do you want to learn how to weave? Where to start? Unless you already know exactly what loom you want, I would recommend starting with Harrisville Design’s "Easy Weaver" rigid heddle loom that comes pre-warped and ready to weave with -right out of the box. These are suitable for both children and adults who want to get a simple introduction to weaving.

If you’re a hand spinner or knitter with lots of fabulous yarns already on hand, the Sprigg’s Triangular Frame Loom is truly fun and produces beautiful shawls in a very short time. No weaving experience is necessary!

Now, if you know in your heart of hearts that you are a weaver and all you need is a loom and a little guidance, go ahead and get that floor loom. How to choose? What are your space restrictions? Do you want to use handspun or mohair in your warp? Are you interested in working with fine linen yarns or do you want to make wonderful rag rugs? Do you want to start with a smaller, portable loom (to bring to workshops) now and then get a large one later? A great way to start narrowing down your choices is to review the looms listed in this catalog. Then, DO purchase Debbie Chandler’s Learning to Weave book. She has a fabulous chapter on choosing the right loom for you. Her companion videos are wonderful – like having a weaving workshop in your own home, at your pace, with a teacher that never gets impatient if you have to review a step over and over again.

All in all, after looking through the looms section, if you feel the urge to try your hand at this ancient AND contemporary craft, it probably means you need to do just that. And there is SO MUCH contemporary inspiration out there! In addition to comprehensive and delightful books and videos on weaving, there are also beautifully produced colorful and informative quarterly magazines for hand weavers: HAND-WOVEN from Interweave Press and SHUTTLE SPINDLE & DYEPOT from Hand weavers Guild of America (see membership and program info on page 49). There are also weaving workshops held at arts centers, fiber conferences, fiber shops, and through private instruction throughout the country and throughout the year. Happy Weaving!



Weaving and Looms



Ashford Tapestry Loom Special Order
Code: ASH510
Price: $765.00
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Ashford Weaving Frame - Small
Code: ASH534
Price: $44.50
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Schacht School Loom
Code: SCH-SL2200
Price: $66.00
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Schacht Tapestry Looms 18-Inch Width
Code: SCH-SL2201
Price: $120.00
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Ashford Inkle Loom
Code: ASH207
Price: $110.00
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Ashford Spinning Wheel Oil
Code: ASH440
Price: $9.95
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Ashford Folding Table Loom 16" 4 Harness Special Order
Code: ASH526
Price: $840.00
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Schacht 15-Inch Four Harness Table Loom
Code: SCH1001
Price: $670.00
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Schacht Wolf Pup Folding Floor Loom
Code: SCH-FL3000
Price: $1,167.00
Quantity in Basket: none
 



  Schacht Trestle Stand for Rigid Heddle & Tapestry Loom
Code: SCH-SL2302
Price: $199.00
Quantity in Basket: none
 

 

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