Ashford Weaving Looms

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What is the easiest loom for beginners?

There are many factors to consider when buying a weaving loom for the first time. A rigid heddle loom is the ideal weaving loom for beginners, due to its simplicity and versatility. Its straightforward design features a heddle that controls the warp threads, making it easy to understand and operate. This loom allows for uncomplicated patterns and is perfect for honing your weaving skills while creating a range of projects. We have a fantastic range of beginner weaving kits you can buy, that include everything you need to start weaving.

How do you use a weaving loom?

We have a fantastic range of free tutorials to show you everything to need to know to starting weaving on any one of the Ashford Weaving Looms. We have instructions for the ever-popular Inkle and Inklette Looms, along with the increasingly popular SampleIt Loom. Or even if you just want to learn how to warp, we can help you learn this as well. A weaving loom is a versatile tool for creating intricate woven fabrics. Our weaving loom selection offers various options for beginners and experts alike. Discover the joy of crafting beautiful fabrics with our high-quality Ashford weaving looms. Whether you're a beginner weaver venturing into your first woven wall hanging or an experienced weaver seeking an upgrade to a larger loom, we cater to all needs. Our extensive range includes various sizes and styles, ensuring a perfect start for every weaving enthusiast.

Why Are Ashford Looms So Popular?

Ashford Weaving looms are renowned for their exceptional quality. Making them a preferred choice among Australian weavers and textile enthusiasts. One standout feature is their ergonomic design, ensuring comfort and efficiency during the weaving process. The Ashford looms are crafted with high-quality timber and materials, ensuring durability and longevity. In fact, its not unusual to see looms still in being used and passed down to younger generations.

Versatility is another key of Ashford looms. They offer a range of weaving options, from rigid heddle looms that are suitable for beginners to multi-shaft looms for advanced weavers who are seeking more intricate designs. This adaptability allows users to explore various weaving techniques and create diverse fabric textures.

Many weavers also comment on the ease of assembly and operation. Ashford looms are designed with to be user-friendly and easy to learn on, making them accessible to weavers of all skill levels.

The benefits of choosing an Ashford Weaving loom extend beyond its features. Another big bonus of choosing an Ashford loom over another brand, is they are made relatively close by in New Zealand. This makes accessing accessories such as reeds and spare ports much easier.

Ashford Looms are crafted from the finest Beech hardwood, responsibly harvested from sustainably managed forests with the approval of the Forest Stewardship Council. Their spinning wheels, weaving looms, and carders represent the culmination of over 80 years of expertise. They are the product of extensive customer feedback, thorough research, and dedicated development.

Types of weaving looms

Rigid Heddle Weaving Looms

By far one of the most popular weaving looms we sell is the Rigid Heddle Loom. Many weavers choose to buy a rigid heddle loom as its the perfect combination of functionality and ease. The rigid heddle loom is popular due to its affordability, portability and versatility. These looms are quick and simple to assemble. Getting its name from the resourceful rigid heddle that enables the weaver to easily lift and lower the warp. The rigid heddle also spreads the warp to a fixed width and consistently spaces the yarn. These are popular amongst beginner and experienced weavers.

Knitters Weaving Loom

The Knitters loom is ultra-portable, which makes it’s a very popular choice. Especially for those weavers that like to take their projects with them. They are lightweight, compact and fold in half,  even with your weaving in place. As an added bonus they come with  built in second heddle option and are easy and fast to assemble.  

Inkle Weaving Looms

An Inkle Loom is designed to create long, very strong braids. They are made from Silver Beech hard wood and very strongly constructed. Inkle Looms and also the smaller Inklette Loom is easier than you think to use and are a great way to start your weaving journey. Especially for beginners. These types of loom can be used to create some incredibly beautiful pieces. Weave intricate patterns and embellish with different types of yarns, beads and colours. Make trims, tassels, bands, straps, chokers, dog leads and more. This style of weaving is a type of warp-faced weaving where the shed is created by manually raising or lowering the warp yarns.

What are the different types of weaving looms?

We have lots of blog that can help you in your journey to learning to weave. If you're a beginner weaver, have a read of our Weaving Loom FAQ’s for Beginners.  You can read more about different weaving looms and all their pro's and con's on our blog post right here

Where can you find a weaving loom for sale in Australia?

Look no further than The Good Yarn when you are looking for weaving looms for sale. We are Australian owned and operated and proudly ship Australia Wide. We proudly stock the popular range of Ashford weaving looms including the ever popular Rigid Heddle Loom, SampleIt loom, Knitters loom, multishaft and table looms. In addition, we have exclusive starter weaving kits that make wonderful gifts. At The Good Yarn, we are proud to be an Australian stockist of Ashford Looms. We also ship Australia Wide! There are so many looms to choose from. Starting weaving with the incredibly popular Rigid Heddle Weaving Loom.  And you can find them right here in Australia at The Good Yarn.  The Good Yarn Weaving for Beginners Ashford weaving looms
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