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 email@example.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 Flip Folding Loom||Schacht 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|
|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|
|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.|
|Louet Kombo||Louet 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
|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.|
|Ashford Knitters Loom||Ashford 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.|
|LeClerc Voyageur Loom||LeClerc Artistat Loom|
|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.|
|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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