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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2007 05:44:13 AM »

The Harp (I don't remember who makes it) is also a pretty nice loom. It's not what I have, but I participated in a weaving study where everyone else had the Harp. It's got a warping board on the bottom of it and it folds up. It was pretty nice. You might want to look at that one too because I don't think it was a bad price either.
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2007 09:45:41 AM »

Would this one work for what you want?


I think I am going to get this one becasue I have no weaving experience, and all I really want to do at this point is weave scarves from my handspun yarn.  Plus, it's only $53, which is nice for my extremely sad budget.

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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007 02:55:49 PM »

I think the only problem with that one would be the fact that you can only weave around 3 yards on it. If you ever wanted to do a longer scarf, too bad. Other than that though, it's just a smaller version of an RH loom.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007 04:17:12 PM »

I ordered the 32" rigid heddle, I wanted something that gave me plenty of room to expand and it was considerably more flexible as far as width and price. I paid about $180 for the ashford loom, which will allow me to do more in the end.

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2007 02:10:22 AM »

I was considering the Ashford Knitter's loom (the Flip is not available in my area) but have decided to get the Kromski Harp instead.  It's a folding rigid heddle loom and comes in 16", 24" and 32" widths.  I'm planning to get the 24" one.  A supplier in my area tells me that you can use the Ashford RH loom reeds on the Kromski loom.
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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2007 12:38:50 AM »

I'm planning to buy an Ashford knitters loom in the next few days. I am a novice weaver & my children have just started learning weaving at school so they will probably be using it too.

I have a few of questions:

Do I need a warping board to make a scarf or table runner using this loom? Or are there other alternatives I could rig up at home?

I am planning on using up yarn scraps of various thicknesses to make a scarf. Any suggestions for the sort of yarn I should use for a warp? And how much extra yarn should I allow for when warping?

What size reed would I need if I use handspun as a warp?

Any other advice that you can give me about the loom or about weaving for novices?


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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2007 09:53:50 PM »

Hello I have received my KNITTERS LOOM a few days again and have already woven lots of scarves and plans to weave skirts. (the one from Interweave Knits).

It is a great Loom. I love it. The wide eyed reed is great. Miss Hawklett (I am a big fan of yours you know it  Wink ) I really advise you to buy it. But as for most looms you might have to adapt your yarns for the warp threads... (I spin huge yarns and they won't go through the eyes) but you can use whatever yarn you create for weft.


« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2007 06:56:44 PM »

www.weavecast.com has a review on both the ashford knitters loom and the flip by schacht

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