I’m asked this one quite a lot. Both are actually rigid heddle looms. However, the Ashford Sampleit loom is the narrowest currently available. It is commonly preferred as a beginners loom, although it weaves and warps the same way as the larger rigid heddle looms. Both the standard rigid heddle and the sampleit looms come ‘ready to assemble’. They also both come with a 7.5dpi (30/10cm) reed, 2 x natural shuttles, a threading hook, warping peg and clamp, step-by-step instruction booklet and 10 x warping sticks (cardboard).
There is also a huge array of extra accessories and weaving supplies available for both such as second heddle kits, vari-dent reeds, both smaller and also larger dpi reeds, stands, shuttles and fantastic instructional books.
The finished weaving project is going to be the same, no matter if you choose the knitters loom or the rigid heddle loom. However, there are 2 main differences between them. First, the widths are different, The Rigid Heddle comes in 20cm, 40cm, 60cm, 80cm and 120cm widths. Whilst the Knitters Loom comes in 30cm, 50cm and 70cm widths.
Next, the rigid heddle loom comes ‘ready to assemble’ whilst the knitters loom comes already assembled and ready to start weaving.
The knitters loom is also easier to transport, as it can be folded with your project in place. Meaning you can easily take it to class or even camping! They also both have a great range of accessories available for both types.
Shipping and Dispatch
Myself and my team at The Good Yarn aim to have your order packed and shipped within 48 hours of receiving it. However, from time to time some orders may contain back ordered items. We will let you know via email if this is the case and will ship all items I have in stock and ship the remainder of your order as soon as it arrives in our warehouse.
The majority of my orders are shipped via Australia Post however, due to size restrictions or availability, some orders may be shipped directly from Ashford in NZ. Again, you will be notified if this is the case. Thes items will be shipped via DHL Express
Due to the current situation with covid restrictions please expect delays from time to time as our freight services endeavour to keep up with the tremendous influx of parcels. Please be assured that I do everything in my power to get your order to you as fast as I possible can
I hold a vast array of stock in my stockroom here in Australia . However, sometimes I will also have selected weaving looms, spinning wheels and accessories delivered to you straight from Ashford. This can be for a variety of reasons such as faster delivery, Ive temporarily sold out or it may be an item that is too large to send through Australia Post.
I will always do my very best to keep you updated along the way.
Please also note, that due to COVID and its flow on affect, Australia Post delivery times can vary greatly. Some items can arrive in only a couple of days, whilst others may take well over a week.