Ashford

Rigid Heddle Loom

Affordable and versatile
- quick and easy to warp and weave
- portable
- double heddle option
- 4 widths

This affordable and portable rigid heddle loom is quick and easy to use.
Everything is included in the kit. Quick and easy to assemble and warp. The rigid heddle is a great introduction to hand weaving but is also very versatile. Create beautiful and unique garments and homeware. With colour and texture weave unique fabrics or with pick-up sticks create beautiful designs. The loom can also make woven tapestries and wall hangings. Made from Silver Beech hardwood the loom is very strong and robust.

Second Heddle Kit now included with ALL Rigid Heddle Looms

Double the width of your weaving with this simple solutions.  Expand the number of patterns you can create. For multi-shaft weaving gives extra versatility to this loom. 

specifications

Available in four weaving widths
40, 60, 80 and 120cm (16, 24, 32, 48ins)

Reed nylon 7.5dpi (30/10)
Weight from 3.1kg (7lbs)


Includes 2 natural shuttles
40cm (16ins) - 36cm (14ins)
60cm (24ins) - 56cm (22ins)
80cm (32ins) - 56cm, 76cm (22ins, 30ins)
120cm (48ins) - 76cm (30ins) 

Warping tools - 7.5dpi (30/10) reed, step by step instruction booklet, 2 shuttles, threading hook, warping peg and clamp & now double your weaving width with the second Heddle Kit 


Also available are 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10 and 12.5 DPI (10, 20, 30, 40 and 50/10) reeds so you can weave fine to textured yarns.

*If you would like to know which accessories can be used with this product please click here:

How is the Rigid Heddle Loom different to the Sampleit Loom?

The Rigid Heddle Loom is heavier and therefore more timber component, also more versatile as you can add the freedom roller and table stand.  The Second Heddle Kit is now also included.  

The Sampleit Loom is lighter and has Second Heddle kit built in, you cannot add freedom roller or table stand etc to the Sampleit looms.

Useful Document Links:

solo warping instructions
assembly instructions for rigid heddle loom
suggested setts for ashford yarns

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • 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?

    Hello Brian

    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

    Thank you
    Aunt Jenny




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