All right. So I came to sewing from a knitting background, and now I want to play with fabrics. With yarn, though. So.. weaving.
I am considering purchasing an Ashford Sampleit 10 inch loom. It is supposed to be a good strong sturdy and portable beginner loom, and has great reviews, and also — it is only $150!! (Check out loom prices, and you’ll see why I think $150 is a bargain! ^^)
I’m also told that weaving is a great stash buster, and I have a bunch of gorgeous yarn that I’d like to use up 🙂
Loom info: https://www.ashford.co.nz/sampleit-loom
We wanted to make a loom that is inexpensive, compact and cute without sacrificing function. This is a loom for new and experienced weavers. The perfect classroom loom. Whether you are learning to weave for the first time, want to learn new techniques or sample your wonderful yarns, this loom is fun and easy to use. Just add yarn!
This is the perfect gift for a new weaver. Anybody can weave on this wonderful little loom.
The 25cm (10ins) weaving width allows you to sample all your favourite rigid heddle patterns, textures and colours. Weave scarves, fabric and more. So compact, it is only 1.4 kg (3lbs).
The loom is made from beautiful solid natural Silver Beech timber and has strong handles, ratchets and clicker pawls so your warp never unwinds unintentionally. Built-in second heddle option.
Also available are 2.5, 5, 10, 12.5 and 15 dpi (10, 20, 40, 50 and 60/10cm) reeds so you can weave fine to textured yarns.
|weaving width||25cm (10″)|
|weight||1.4 kg (3lb)|
|included accessories||7.5dpi (30/10cm) reed, step by step instruction booklet,
2x26cm (10″) shuttles, threading hook, warping peg and clamp.
|dimensions||Assembled 330mm wide x 470mm long x 135mm high|
Solo Warping Instructions: https://www.ashford.co.nz/images/download_pdfs/brochure/ashford_brochure_english.pdf