Ashford makes many different sizes and models or Rigid heddle looms but they are called different names, knitters loom, sample it loom , for example ..however their classic Rigid Heddle Loom size 32" is what i used to weave this hand spun art yarn throw. and it is just called rigid heddel loom . One of the reasons i love the this model is because it is the only model that you can attach on their FREEDOM ROLLER . a second front cloth beam that allows you to weave longer yardage on a rigid heddle loom ! the only manufaacturer to make such an amazing reasonable priced accessory allowing longer warps ( a draw back for rigid heddle looms is that you can not put very long or very bulky warps on them the Ashford freedom roller takes care of that .)
where to buy in my Etsy shop the ashford rigid heddleloom click here
Ashford Freedom Roller in my Etsyshop click here
HERE YOU SEE THE ASHFORD 16" RH LOOM AND THE ASHFORD 32" LOOMS WITH THE FREEDOM ROLLER SIDE BY SIDE NEXT TO EACH OTHER .
i make loom bags that fit the ashford 32" looms as well as the saori piccolo looms
I MAKE AND AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP LOOM BAG INFO CLICK HERE
Using my hand spun bulky art yarns and the 2.5 heddle I warped the full width of the 32' RH loom.
SKI SHUTTLES GLIDE OVER THE WARPS WITH OUT DRAG LIKE STICK SHUTTLES
i use the ashford handi handles to advance my warps and for the cloth beam clogs. it really saves my hands and makes it so much eaiser
ASHFORD HANI HANDLE CLICK HERE
i cut yarn and knotted it for the fringes that were on the cut ends
you could also leave empty warp inbetween for woven in fringes but i was not sure i would have a long enough warp so i opted for tying on extra fringes when i was finished it worked out beautifully.
HAPPY WEAVING IN CALIFORNIA REDWOODS
JILL NICKOLENE SANDERS