In 1934 Walter Ashford founded Ashford Handicrafts Ltd, a company that has become a world leader in the manufacture of quality spinning wheels, weaving looms and textile equipment.
Table looms offer some advantages for the weaver not found in other looms. They are designed to take up less space but can offer 4, 8 or 16-shafts for very complex weaving. This means they are great for a first time weaver, just getting their feet wet, but can address the needs of an experienced weaver wishing for a sample loom.
While they can be table looms with hand operated "treadles," some can be set up with a special table that permits some foot treadles. Many fold and thus are easy to transport to gathering or to store out of the way. How you weave on a table loom is nearly identical to a floor loom, so starting out with this type of loom is a good way to learn to weave but at a much lower cost than a floor loom.
Beautifully shaped and well balanced, now available in two sizes. Made from Silver Beech hardwood. Lacquered finish. Includes one nylon boat shuttle bobbin. Two sizes: Shuttle 35cm (14ins) - extra length for wider weaving widths Shuttle 29cm (11½ins) Paper or nylon bobbins available in packs of 10.
Three great weaving widths 30cm, 50cm and 70cm (12ins, 20ins and 28ins). The loom is ultra portable being lightweight, compact and folds in half – even with your weaving in place. Fast - from yarn to scarf in two hours. Easy - a loom that is simple to understand and operate with nylon warp stick ties, handles, cogs and pawls. Weave fancy yarns with the wide-eye 7.5dpi (30/10) reed. The loom is made from Silver Beech hard wood and comes assembled and lacquered, with all the warping tools – ready to use.
The flexibility of the Knitters Loom means you can be weaving in your lunch break, while camping, or when visiting friends.
the most portable loom
quick and easy to warp and weave
lacquered and assembled
6 reeds and carry bag optional accessories
All Knitters looms are available as a combo - includes the Knitters loom carry bag.
Also available are 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5 and 15 dpi (10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60/10cm) reeds so you can weave fine to textured yarns.
This popular loom is available in two sizes. Choose either a 25cm (10ins) or 40cm (16ins) weaving width.
These wonderful little looms are inexpensive, compact and cute without sacrificing function and are for new and experienced weavers alike.
Whether you are learning to weave for the first time, want to learn new techniques or sample your wonderful yarns, this loom is fun and easy to use. Just add yarn!
Features strong handles, ratchets and clicker pawls so your warp never unwinds unintentionally and a built-in second heddle option.
Portable multishaft weaving
Popular because they are portable, easy to use and so versatile, the Ashford table looms are in demand with both beginner and experienced weavers.
Choose from 3 weaving widths 40, 60, 80cm (16, 24, 32ins).
The multi shaft looms fold flat for easy transport, even with your weaving in place, making them ideal for taking to workshops or guild meetings. The overhead beater for best weaving shed, with automatic bounce back, gives a wonderful shed and even beating.Levers are within easy reach for comfortable weaving.
Each shaft can be lifted simply and quickly and is independent enabling a wide variety of patterns to be woven.
The solid Silver Beech hard wood is lacquered for long - lasting good looks.
Non - slip rubber feet give extra stability. Swedish stainless steel reed and lightweight Texsolv heddles are included. Plus there are a wide range of options and accessories available.
The COMPLETE Weaving Kit!
The Ashford Complete Weaving Kit includes everything you need to start weaving. Ideal for those who have an interest in trying out, taking up or just dabbling in weaving.
Affordable, easy, fun and really is the gift that keeps on giving!
The COMPLETE Weaving Kit includes:
40cm (16") SampleIt Loom
Canvas carry bag to fit your 40cm (16") loom and accessories
Two 7.5dpi reeds – for double weave projects
One 12.5dpi reed for finer yarns
2 Pick Up sticks - for pattern techniques and double heddle weaving
Warping Peg and Clamps
Learn to Weave on the SampleIt Loom booklet
The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving - full of ideas and techniques!
But wait there's more – we have also included yarn and full instructions for the first project...
Two balls of Ashford 8ply Tekapo Yarn - a lovely DK weight yarn in Natural White and Charcoal
Full instructions to weave either a sophisticated Houndst..
Create interesting and decorative patterns by beating the weft into place with our wavy shuttles. You can use these shuttles with any Ashford looms. The shuttles have different size waves on each side and have a smooth lacquered finish. These shuttles are available in 3 lengths: Wavy Stick Shuttle Small 40cm (16") Wavy Stick Shuttle Medium 50cm (20") Wavy Stick Shuttle Large 70cm (28")
Strong frame made from solid Silver Beech hardwood with 2 handy shelves and lacquered to match your loom.
The loom fits onto the stand with no screws required. Stand folds flat for easy transport and storage.
Height from floor to base of table loom is 62.5cm (24½ins)
Knitters loom reeds are available for differing yarns. The 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10dpi (10, 20, 30 and 40/10cm) reeds feature the wide eye for novelty yarns. The fine 12.5dpi (50/10cm) and the NEW extra fine 15dpi (60/10) reeds are also available. Made from strong, durable nylon with Silver Beech rails. The reeds come in 30cm, 50cm and 70cm (12ins, 20ins and 28ins) widths. and Rigid heddle loom reeds come in 40, 60, 80 and 120cm (16, 24, 32 and 48ins) widths.
weaving frames Simple and effective
Create wall hangings, cushions, tablemats and coasters. The loom is ideal for students or any weaver wanting a simple way to be creative. Made from solid Silver Beech hard wood the frames are strong and robust for a variety of warps and tensions. Small and compact, the weaving frame is ideal for taking on holiday. The finished piece can be left in the frame and hung on the wall – a framed masterpiece!
wonderful introduction to weaving
very quick to warp and weave
Weaving starter kits
Hand woven wall hangings are the most on-trend art for your home or workspace right now.
Start your creative weaving journey here! Fun and so easy to do. This kit contains everything you need to create your first wall hanging!
A perfect gift for anyone wanting to try weaving!
Weaving Starter kit includes: Ashford Weaving Frame, Ashford Weaving Needle, Ashford Tekapo 12ply yarn, Ashford fibre for ..