I ordered the 16" and additional heddles back in Dec 2019. I didn't get a chance to put my loom together until nearly Easter, but since I've set it up, I've been addicted to weaving! Assembling the loom was pretty straightforward. The loom is made very well and is easy to warp. It is my first rigid heddle loom and I don't know why I didn't get one sooner.
I don't have any experience hand weaving and was able to assemble the loom and warp it within 2 hours of getting started due to Ashford's great instructions and accessible design. I highly recommend an Ashford rigid heddle loom to anyone interested in trying their hand at weaving!
32" - backordered with estimated shipping date of 09/17/2020 (17-SEPT)
24" - backordered at manufacturer with estimated shipping date 08/27/2020 (27-AUG)
The affordable and portable Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom is a quick to assemble, easy to warp loom perfect for beginner weavers. The built in 2nd heddle block set allows for the flexibility of multi-shaft weaving to weave double width, layer, and density fabrics. This solid and versatile loom has 4 optional widths (40, 60, 80 and 120cm), to create exceptional garments, woven tapestries, wall hangings, and more. You will be creating beautiful and unique designs in no time, using exciting patterns and techniques like "Theo Moorman".
Additional Reed sizes available:2.5, 5, 7.5, 10 and 12.5 dpi (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50/10cm)
Material: Silver Beech hardwood
Weight: RH400 - 3.1kg (7lb)
Weaving widths available: 40, 60, 80 and 120cm (16, 24, 32 and 48 ins).
Included accessories :
reed nylon 7.5dpi (30/10cm)
2 x natural shuttles:
RH400 - 36cm (14")
RH600 - 56cm (22")
RH800 - 56cm (22") and 76cm (30")
RH1200 - 76cm (30"),
2nd heddle Block Kit
step by step instruction booklet
warping peg and clamp.
The approximate maximum warp lengths for each size loom are:
RH400 - Rigid Heddle 40cm (16") - 4.7m (15.5')
RH600 - Rigid Heddle 60cm (24") - 6.7m (22')
RH800 - Rigid Heddle 80cm (32") - 8.7m (28.5')
RH1200 - Rigid Heddle 120cm (48") - 12.7m (41.5')
Indirect Warping Option All standard rigid heddle looms will have holes drilled in the bottom of the rails so you can use your loom as a warping frame for the indirect warping method.
You can purchase a set of RHWP - Rigid Heddle Warping Pegs if you wish to use your loom in this way. There are 14 pegs included in the set, this will allow you to choose a variety of warp lengths.
Some benefits of indirect warping are the flexibility to use one thread of one colour, it saves space, even warp lengths, better tension control.
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