Hi, if I bought an 80cm loom, could I still use it to make narrower projects? I would like to make scarves but also larger pieces. Thanks
Absolutely, the 80cm weaving width is very versatile and can be used in many ways. You can divide the width up and weave a couple of scarves at the same time or just warp a narrow section to suit the width that you want. It is super easy and great fun.
What is the difference between the rigid heddle loom and the sampleit loom? Does the rigid heddle loom come with the same accessories as the sampleit loom? thank you
Both the Rigid Heddle and the Sampleit Loom use a rigid heddle to weave with. The Sampleit Loom is the narrowest of the Rigid Heddle Looms available and can be used to quickly warp up and sample a pattern before commiting to a wider warp on a larger loom. The Rigid Heddle Loom comes with the same accessories as the Sampleit Loom, there are also additional accessories available such as, 2nd heddle kits, vari dent reeds, larger and smaller dpi reeds, table and floor stands, shuttles, carry bags and instructional books.
The Sampleit Loom is 25cm wide and the Rigid Heddle is available in widths of, 40, 60, 80 and 120cm.
What is the difference between a knitter loom and a rigid heddle loom?
I love this question, if you were to look at the end product made on each of these looms you would not be able to tell which one you made it on. The difference comes in how wide you want to weave as the two looms come in different sizes. The Rigid Heddle is available in 20, 40, 60, 80, 120cm widths and The Knitters Loom 30, 50, 70cm widths. The second difference is that the Knitters Loom is ready assembled, take it out of its box, add your warp and start weaving straight away. With the Rigid Heddle you will have to get to know her piece by piece as you assemble her before you start your first project. The Knitters Loom can be folded with your project in place and easily transported to and from class or taken on holiday. Both are great, there is a different price range for each as the Knitters Loom is assembled, lacquered and collapsable. Both have the same great range of accessories available, loom stands, second heddle kits, additional reeds and stick shuttles. You might like to view some of the looms in action here.
I have a RH800 loom and wanting a fine dent Reed do you have this?
Great Question! Nylon Reeds - (Rigid Heddle Reeds) are available in the following sizes:
2.5dpi (10/10) - recommended for 14 ply, fleece rub, fabric weaving, art yarns
5dpi (20/10) - recommended for 12 ply, fleece rug, fabric weaving, thick yarns
7.5dpi (30/10) - recommended for 8ply, double knit, novelty yarns most projects
10dpi (40/10) - recommended for 4ply yarn
12.5dpi (50/10) - recommended for fine 2plys, cottons, silk etc.
15dpi (60/10) - recommended for fine 2plys, cotton, silk etc.
You will be looking for either the 12.5dpi or 15dpi.
The extra fine 12.5dpi (50/10cm) reed and NEW 15dpi (60/10cm) super fine reed is also now available. Made from strong, durable nylon with Silver Beech rails and the reeds come in 20, 25, 40, 60, 80 and 120cm (8,10,16, 24, 32 and 48ins) widths.
You can find the Rigid Heddle Reeds using the following link: https://www.auntjenny.com.au/products/rigid-heddle-reeds