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« on: September 18, 2008 06:13:20 AM »

I finally did it! I bought myself an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom

 60cm - 24 inch
7.5dpi - (30/10cm) reed
12.5 dpi (50/10) reed
2 shuttles
warping peg
2 threading hooks

It should be here by next wednesday. I can't wait for it to get here and play and start using up my vast amount of yarns I have saved up!


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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008 07:48:18 AM »

Awesome!!!!!  Cheesy

Congrats to you, chickadee!! Weaving is PERFECT for using up stray bits of yarn that are hanging around!
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008 08:39:28 AM »

When you are using it, make sure you find a comfortable spot (even if you have to get a stand.) You will weave stop weaving much sooner if you are slightly uncomfortable (and may not specifically notice why.)

Enjoy the heck out of it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008 08:21:14 AM »

Hen is correct, the table height is really important.

Congrats!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008 09:27:31 PM »

I just ordered the same loom last night! It won't be here for a week- I'm so impatient, I want it now!

How has your experience been? Do you like the loom? Is it easy to warp? What do you use for warp? I'm going through my stash, but have no idea where to begin!
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BlueShadow
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008 11:53:56 AM »

Congrats! You'll like rigid heddle weaving...
 Two good books are Betty Davenport's "Hand On Rigid Heddle Weaving" and also her "Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom" (be sure to get the new edition - last year or this year.) The first one can teach you how to use the loom, and the second one will help you weave amazing patterns (you might want to wait to get this one until after you've woven a few projects!) Try Amazon for the first one - you might be able to get a used copy cheap....the second you'll probably have to buy new.  I've woven everything from fabric rugs to shawls to scarves on rigid heddle looms...it's very cool to wear what you've woven and have people ask you where you got your wonderful scarf! Smiley
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