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...More Details
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
Love the Ashford Rigid Heddle. Shipping was quite fast. Paradise fibers answers anybor all concerns very quickly.
I am having lots of fun with my new hobby and the loom I purchased is just perfect for learning on! It offers enough complexity to be interesting and enough simplicity that I could become reasonably competent through uTubes! Paradise Fibers were super to work with and my loom arrived long before its predicted delivery date. I just wish they were closer so that I could actually come visit their shop!
I have not used it yet. But looking forward to a great experience
So fast I barely hade time to make room for my new toy!