**ASHFORD RIGID HEDDLE LOOMS ARE CURRENTLY ON BACKORDER UNTIL APRIL 1ST 2019. PRE-ORDERS WILL BE ALLOWED.** This affordable and portable rigid heddle loom is quick and easy to use. Now comes with the 2nd heddle block set built in!! Having a second...More Details
**ASHFORD RIGID HEDDLE LOOMS ARE CURRENTLY ON BACKORDER UNTIL APRIL 1ST 2019. PRE-ORDERS WILL BE ALLOWED.**
This affordable and portable rigid heddle loom is quick and easy to use. Now comes with the 2nd heddle block set built in!! Having a second heddle allows you the flexibility to weave double width, double layer, double density fabrics as well as allowing you to do exciting patterns and techniques like "Theo Moorman".
Everything is included in the kit. It is quick to assemble and easy warp. The rigid heddle is a great introduction to hand weaving and it is also very versatile. You will be creating beautiful and unique garments and home decor items in no time! You will be creating amazing designs with different colored and textured yarns or you can use pick-up sticks to create beautiful designs. This loom is perfect to make woven tapestries and wall hangings. Made from Silver Beech hardwood the loom is very strong and robust. This loom has the option of a second heddle kit for multishaft weaving providing extra versatility as you grow in your weaving skills. Four great weaving widths 40, 60, 80 and 120cm (16, 24, 32 and 48 ins).
There are also 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10 and 12.5 dpi (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50/10cm) reeds available so you can weave everything from fine to textured yarns.
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.
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')
|RH400 - 40cm (16")
RH600 - 60cm (24")
RH800 - 80cm (32")
RH1200 - 120cm (48")
|RH400 - 3.1kg (7lb)|
reed nylon 7.5dpi (30/10cm),
-2nd heddle Block Kit
I received my Ashford 32" Rigid Heddle loom just a few weeks ago and, as someone new to weaving, have thoroughly enjoyed the process of finishing, assembling and using the loom. In addition, the folks at Paradise Fibers have been extremely helpful, both on the phone and by chat, with questions I had prior and subsequent to purchase. Not only do I strongly recommend the product, but I'm very pleased that I chose to purchase it through Paradise and not through Amazon or another anonymous site where it would be impossible to ask questions and interact with the staff.
I am very pleased with my new look. It came in the mail at the rate they said it would. No problems with the look at all. It works just like I hoped it would!
Your customer service is superb. There was always someone available to answer all my questions and in a very knowledgeable, pleasant manner. I am loving my Ashford rigid heddle loom. I am enjoying weaving so much I have just now purchased a stand for the loom. That will make the experience of weaving even more enjoyable! Thank you everyone at Paradise Fibers for everything!! Sincerely, Joyce Camp
This is my first Rigid Heddle Loom and I love it! Shipping was very fast too. I look forward to making many fun projects on this loom.