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Looms

Weaving Equipment

We are dealers for SchachtHarrisvilleLouetAshford, and LeClerc, and have looms in stock for you to see from all of these companies. If you need repair parts, we can also order these for you.

Confused about which loom is right for you? Here’s a comparison chart you can download and print. It lists all the major looms we sell, giving important information about each, such as weaving widths, number of shafts and treadles, portability, and starting price. Prices do, of course, change without notice, so please call 248/693-3690 or email info@heritagespinning.com for the most up-to-date information. Rigid Heddle looms are listed separately here.

Note: Most looms have more than one configuration: 4 or 8 shafts, for example, or several different weaving widths. The “starting price” given for each is for the smallest width and, unless otherwise specified, the least number of shafts. Contact us for more pricing information.

We also have a wide variety of weaving accessories, including weaving yarns.

Schacht Looms
Schacht Flip Folding Loom Schacht Table Loom
Schacht Loom:  Flip Loom with Stand Schacht Loom:  Table Loom
Vital Statistics: Weaving width: 15″ / 38 cm, 20″ / 51 cm, or 25″ / 63 cm, rigid heddle, folds, optional floor stand (shown)

A rigid heddle loom, great for weaving with all those wonderful knitting yarns available today. It can fold with a project on the loom, making it very portable indeed. And it’s designed to allow you to wind your warp directly on the loom–no warping board needed! You can order the floor stand (shown) for more weaving comfort, or simply place the loom on any table.

Starting price: $225. The floor stand, sold separately, is $160.

Vital Statistics: 15″ / 38 cm, 20″ / 51 cm, or 25″ / 63 cm weaving width, 4 or 8 shafts, with optional floor stand.

The ultimate in space-saving portability while not sacrificing weaving flexibility, the Schacht Table Loom can’t be beat. Having the levers in the center of the castle makes it suitable for left- or right-handed operation, making it easier to develop good rhthym while weaving.

Starting price: $533 / 4-shaft, $726 / 8-shaft. The floor stand, sold separately, starts at $180.

Schacht Wolf Pup Schacht Baby Wolf
Schacht Loom:  Wolf Pup Schacht Loom:  Baby Wolf
Vital Statistics: 18″ / 45 cm weaving width, 4 shafts, 4 treadles with direct tie-up.

This cute little loom is a great starter loom, or workshop loom, or just a loom for weaving out on the porch on warm days, next to the fireplace in winter. It folds easily, even with a warp on it. We also have the Wolf Pup Raddle in stock.

Starting price: $957

Vital Statistics: 26″ / 66 cm weaving width, 4 or 8 shafts, 6 or 10 treadles, folds, double or sectional warp beam, stroller.

The next step up in Schacht looms, the very portable Baby Wolf offers all the flexibility of large floor looms at a very affordable price. In addition, accessories including a double warp beam and a sectional beam are available, making it suitable for more sophisticated weaving than perhaps any other portable folding loom on the market today. A really worth-while first loom to invest in.

Starting price: $1,404 / 4-shaft, $1,977 / 8-shaft

Schacht Mighty Wolf Schacht Standard Floor Loom
Schacht Loom:  Mighty Wolf Schacht Loom:  Standard Floor Loom
Vital Statistics: Weaving width: 36″ / 90 cm, 4 or 8 shafts, 6 or 10 treadles, folds, optional second or sectional warp beams, stroller.

Ten inches wider than the Baby Wolf, with all the features that make the Wolf series of looms fun, easy-to-use, and space-conscious. The Mighty Wolf folds, and with the stroller, is reasonably portable from room-to-room and to workshops.

Starting price: $1,940 / 4-shaft, $2,638 / 8-shaft

Vital Statistics: 36″ / 90 cm or 46″ / 117 cm, 4 or 8 shafts, optional second or sectional warp beams, optional 12 treadles for the 8-shaft loom.

The Schacht Standard Floor loom is rock-solid, built to last generations. It comes with enough tie-up cords to have one for every treadle and shaft, so you have more flexibility in your tie-up choices. An optional tool tray sits on top of the castle, and the optional raddle is very well built, including enough pegs to divide your warps into 1/2″ bouts if you wish.

Starting price: $2,495 / 4-shaft, $3,189 / 8 shaft

For more info, see http://www.schachtspindle.com/our_products/our_products_weaving.php.

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Louet Looms
Louet Kombo Louet David
Louet Loom:  Kombo Louet Loom:  David
Vital Statistics: Weaving width: 16″ / 40 cm or 28″ / 70 cm, 4 or 8 shafts, folds, optional floor stand, sectional beam

The Louet looms are made in the Netherlands and are quite sturdy. They have a modern look to them and are highly engineered.

Starting price: $590

Vital Statistics: 28″ / 70 cm, or 36″ / 90 cm weaving width, 8 shafts, optional second warp beam or sectional warp beam.

 

Starting price: $2,400

Louet Octado
Louet Loom:  Octado Vital Statistics: Weaving width of 28″ / 70 cm, 36″ / 90 cm, or 44″ / 110 cm, 8 shafts, dobby-controlled, optional second warp beam or sectional warp beam.

Our floor model is the computer-driven Octado running on Fiberworks PCW. We have found it comfortable to use and worth the investment. The Octado has a similar feel to the larger Megado; the only difference is that it only has 8 shafts instead of 16 or 32. The rest of the loom varies only slightly. The computer- and dobby-driven Louet looms are unique in that they only have one treadle bar to open the shed so you can easily use either foot to operate the looms.

Starting price: $4,850

For more info, see http://louet.com/spinning_weaving/looms.shtml.

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Ashford Looms
Ashford Knitters Loom Ashford Table Loom
Ashford Loom:  Knitters Loom with Stand Ashford Loom:  Table Loom
Vital Statistics: Weaving width: 12″ / 30 cm or 20″ / 51 cm, fodling rigid heddle, optional floor stand (shown), carry bag

A rigid heddle loom, great for weaving with all those wonderful knitting yarns available today. It can fold with a project on the loom, making it very portable indeed. You can order the floor stand (shown) for more weaving comfort, or simply place the loom on any table. For even more portability, you can order the carry bag, which is a great tote by itself, in blue and black with a shoulder strap and several pockets.

Starting price: $198

Vital Statistics: 16″ / 40 cm, 24″ / 60 cm, or 32″ / 80 cm weaving width, 4, 8, or 16 shafts, optional floor stand and treadle kit for 4 or 8 shafts, second warp beam option.

With an overhead beater, side tool racks, second warp beam option, and with all this it can fold and fit into a suitcase! A very versatile loom in a small package.

Starting price: $550

For more info, see http://www.ashford.co.nz/weaving/weaving-frameset.htm.

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LeClerc Looms
LeClerc Voyageur Loom LeClerc Artistat Loom
LeClerc Loom:  Voyageur LecClerc Loom:  Artistat
Vital Statistics: Weaving width: 9.5″ / 24 cm, 16″ / 40 cm, or 24″ / 60 cm, 4, 8, 12, or 16 shafts, folds, optional floor stand (shown), second warp beam.

The most popular Leclerc loom sold at Heritage is the portable table-top Voyageur, shown here with optional floor stand. It is a handy little loom with enough space to make a decent sized shed and the smaller version even folds and goes into its own carry bag. This is a great little workshop and sample loom.

Starting price: $675 / 4-shaft, $280 for floor stand

Vital Statistics: Weaving width of 36″ / 90 cm, 4 shafts, optional back-hinge treadles, second warp beam, sectional beam.

A simple but solid floor loom with a small visual footrpint, which can be folded with a warp in place to a depth front-to-back of just 14″ / 36 cm! This loom also has the option of back-hinged treadles, which are said to be easier on the weaver.

Starting price: $1,760 / 4-shaft, $2,250 / 8-shaft

For more info, see http://www.leclerclooms.com/Lec_Cat4.htm.

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Harrisville Looms
Rug Loom
Harrisville Loom:  Rug Loom Vital Statistics: Weaving width of 45″ / 114 cm or 60″ / 152 cm, 4 or 8 shafts, optional Collingwood shaft-switching device.

If weaving rugs is your passion, you know that most looms can’t take the tension and beat needed. This was designed with the help of Peter Collingwood, world-renowned British rug weaver, to fill that niche, and is by far the most practical loom for rug weaving made in the US. Some features: counter-marche action, built-in bench, overhead beater, warp tension equalizer. One of the best-designed looms on the market today!

Starting price: $5,420 / 4-shaft, $6,650 / 8-shaft

For more info, see http://www.harrisville.com/about-rug-looms.htm.

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Comments on: "Looms" (1)

  1. It’s nearly impossible to find well-informed people on this topic, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

    Thanks

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