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Ashford Rigid Heddle Looms

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  1. Ashford Rigid Heddle Weaving Looms

    Starting at
    $190.00
    This weaving loom is great for beginners learning to weave with no experience is necessary. It keeps weaving fun as it's easy to warp, this loom actually warps in minutes! The Ashford Rigid Heddle is super versatile and can create a variety of projects.
  2. Ashford Sample It Rigid Heddle Loom with 7.5 DPI Reed

    Starting at
    $129.00
    The Ashford Sampleit loom is a cute and compact design and is the most portable rigid heddle they offer. This loom doesn't sacrifice any function at a great price! Maximum weaving width is 8 inch.
  3. Ashford 12 inch Knitters Loom w/7.5 Reed

    Starting at
    $245.00
    This loom is compact and folds up for storage and travel. It comes with everything you need to start weaving except yarn. A bag is available as well as additional reeds and pick up sticks and shuttles.
  4. Ashford 20 in Knitters Loom Bundle Save 5%

    Starting at
    $407.03
    This kit has everything you need and more to start weaving!
  5. Ashford 28in Knitters Loom with Carry Bag

    Starting at
    $360.00
    Due to demand we now offer our incredibly popular Ashford Knitters Loom 70cm wide (28ins). This width is perfect for weaving shawls (plus anything else your heart desires). Combine colour and texture to create your own unique shawls on this ultra portable rigid heddle loom. The loom folds in half with the weaving in place. Comfortable handles and strong 30 teeth nylon ratchets with clicker pawls remain in place when weaving, folding or transporting the loom. Thicker rails to make this wider loom extra strong.
  6. Ashford 28in Knitters Loom with 7.5 dpi Reed

    Starting at
    $315.00
    This is the new widest version of the Knitter's Loom from Ashford. At a whopping 28 inches wide it is perfect for weaving shawls (plus anything else your heart desires). Even with this wider size this loom is very portable.
  7. Ashford Sample It Rigid Heddle Loom Package - 5% Off

    Starting at
    $253.42

    Get everything you need in one stop with this package and save! This loom is awesome for new weavers and for travel. It's ultra portable and has the full functionality of a rigid heddle loom with a 8 in weaving width.

  8. Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom Accessories Kit

    Starting at
    $179.50
    All the tools you will need for weaving on a rigid heddle loom can be found on this package.
  9. Ashford 20" Knitters Loom with 7.5 Reed & Carry Bag

    Starting at
    $325.00
    This the larger version of the famous Knitters Loom in a 20 inch weaving width. This portable but heavy duty loom is versatile and fun to use! This loom isn't quite as portable as the 12 inch but offers a greater weaving width.

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We carry the entire line of Ashford Rigid Heddle Looms and Ashford Rigid Heddle Reeds in stock. Why does Ashford make two kinds of Rigid Heddle Looms? Everyone knows knitters take their projects everywhere because knitting is a portable craft naturally. Weaving looms in general are not very portable and in the past even space prohibitive with the traditional large floor looms and table looms. Ashford said why can't weaving be portable? Leave it to Richard Ashford to break the rules once again and do just that. The Ashford Knitter's Loom was born. The Ashford Knitter's Loom revolutionized the weaving world making hand weaving not only portable but allowing for thicker yarns to be used in the warp with the custom large eye reed the Knitter's Loom included ready for DK weight knitting yarn. With the new found portability and versatility of different yarn weights the Knitter's Loom quickly became popular with knitter's everywhere hence the name.

Here is a rundown of the two types of rigid heddle looms from Ashford. The first and most common is the Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom which is a very straight forward beginner weaving loom perfect for first time weavers. It features unfinished New Zealand Cherry Wood and comes complete for everything you need to start weaving except yarn and includes stick shuttles and weaving threading hook. The price on the standard Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom is very reasonable and is it's strongest feature. The Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom is a well built basic loom at a great price.  The Ashford Rigid Heddle is a great choice for beginners who are not sure if they are going to like weaving and or don't need portability.

So you say you want a more portable weaving experience, welcome to the stage...The Ashford Knitter's Loom! The Knitter's Loom is a heavy duty folding rigid heddle loom built to last. Yes this loom is for weaving not for knitting, but it is designed for knitters who are ready to explore weaving with a high quality portable weaving tool. It comes standard with stick shuttles, threading hook and a warping peg setup for a fast simple way to warp your rigid heddle loom. The Knitter's Loom is constructed of finished New Zealand Cherry which has a darker color that it's other Ashford Rigid Heddle counterpart. This loom in short is built much more stout and is made for travel and folds up with your work on it for storage. We have customers all around the world using this loom while traveling via airplane, RV, camping, retreats and it is the ultimate rigid heddle workshop loom.

What other accessories are fun to use these looms?  Both of these rigid heddle looms come complete with stick shuttles which are basically thin long flat pieces of wood that you wrap your yarn around. The stick shuttles can be swapped out for Ashford Boat Shuttles or Schacht Slim Boat Shuttles. Generally you can't use boat shuttles on rigid heddle looms as the shed or opening between the threads is not tall enough but using a slim type boat shuttle this is possible and loads of fun. Sailing the boat shuttle across your rigid heddle loom adds a whole new level of productivity and run to your rigid heddle weaving experience. You can also upgrade either the Ashford Knitters Loom or the Ashford Rigid Heddle to use 2 reeds at once making it a 2 shaft loom! Using the 2 reeds allows for more advanced possibilities for design and functionality. The Ashford 2nd heddle kit will upgrade with of these looms respectively. Questions of rigid heddle looms from Ashford or any of our other brands? Give us a call, our knowledgeable staff is happy to help find you the Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom that fits your needs and artistic style 1-888-320-7746.

Ashford Manufacturers website knitters loom and rigid heddle loom product reference overview

How to warp the Ashford Knitter's Loom or Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom