Ashford Four Shaft Table Weaving Loom
These looms are popular because they are portable, easy to use and so versatile, the Ashford table looms are in demand with both beginner and experienced weavers. The four shaft looms fold flat, even with your weaving in place, making them ideal for taking to workshops or guild meetings.
The overhead beater, gives a wonderful shed and even beating, which is important for best weaving shed and with automatic bounce back. Similarly, levers are within easy reach for comfortable weaving. In addition, each shaft can be lifted simply and quickly.
The loom is also independent, enabling a wide variety of patterns to be woven. Similarly, the solid Silver Beech hardwood is lacquered for long-lasting quality. Also, the non-slip rubber feet give extra stability. In addition, a swedish stainless steel reed and lightweight Texsolv heddles are also included. Plus, there are a wide range of options and accessories available all here at The Good Yarn.
Features of the four shaft loom include:
- Smooth lacquer finish
- Easy to use and versatile
- Ideal for beginner and experienced weavers
- Folds flat for storage with weaving in place
- Overhead beater with automatic bounce back
- Extra stainless steel reeds available in 5 sizes
- Extra Texsolv heddles available in bundles of 40
If you are not sure which weaving loom to choose, we have a fantastic blog that will help explain the differences between all of our looms. You can find it here
Is a four shaft table loom good for beginners?
An Ashford 4 shaft table loom is considered by many to be an easier option to start weaving on compared to an eight-shaft loom.
The simplicity of a 4-shaft loom with fewer shafts and treadles makes it less overwhelming. Despite having fewer shafts, it still offers diverse weaving patterns. Meaning a wide range of designs are able to be achieved. Starting with a 4-shaft loom allows beginners to grasp foundational weaving principles like basic weave structures, threading the loom, and operating the treadles.
Those interested in intricate patterns and willing to invest time in learning and exploring weaving techniques may opt for an eight-shaft loom, while beginners seeking a simpler learning curve and versatile design options will find a 4-shaft loom an excellent choice.