Rigid heddle looms for knitting and weaving
Of all the varieties available on the modern market, rigid heddle looms are often the first to be encountered by textile artists. Made in all manner of shapes and sizes, these ‘frames’ are ideal for exploring the art of alternative knitting and weaving at home or on the go.
Commonly considered an entry-level option, the rigid frames and heddles of these tools are perfect for getting the hang of weaving. Depending on the size, you can create on your lap, against a table, or for bigger sizes, on a weaving stand. It’s worth considering what and where you'll be diving into this artform before securing your pick of the bunch, as space is always a concern. While some of our options also double as table looms, each unique shape, style, and brand is crafted to create a tailored experience.
Is an Ashford rigid heddle loom the best choice for you?
Weaver’s guilds are alive and well in Australia and a majority still hold Ashford designs high on their list of essentials.
Thes famous options have earned a reputation as excellent tools of the trade. Thoughtfully manufactured with use in mind, they come equipped with everything you need to get set and start warping and wefting.
We stock a complete range of these designs through our website, of which span traditional models, as well as knitting. The latter enables a specific style of knitting to be carried out with the help of this type of frame, which is often easier for those who find the traditional technique difficult.
The beauty of Ashford knitter’s looms is that they often fold down for travelling. Compared with the largest of our options, this is a welcome option for getaways, road trips, or weaving sessions with like-minded craftspeople.
For the passionate, having more than one of these staples on hand is a must. Not only does that offer a plethora of options to create scarves, wraps, lap blankets, ponchos and anything else that you can put your imagination to, but also ensures that your tools stay in good shape for years to come.
You’ll find the most diverse range Australia-wide at Thread Collective – sourced with care, quality, and accessibility in mind.
Buy rigid heddle weaving looms at excellent prices
Ashford makes three options that fall into the rigid heddle category. These include the small SampleIt, the Knitters and the Rigid Heddle Loom. The SampleIt is a small, compact and affordable option. Meanwhile, the Knitters has been designed for those wanting to weave using their existing yarn collection
The Rigid Heddle is made from stronger timber, therefore is heavier and has a range of accessories available.