Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom
The Cricket Loom is compact, capable and cute! This is an ideal choice for the beginning weaver, or for someone looking for a great take along rigid heddle loom. The Cricket is made of high quality maple and apple plywood and comes unfinished.
- 8-dent reed
- Threading Hook
- Warping Peg
- Table Clamps
- 2 Shuttles
- 2 yarn balls for your first project
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I purchased this loom a few years ago. It would be my first loom, and my first try at weaving. I like that it is made in America, and that Schacht products were highly recommended. It was easy to put together, and the directions for warping and weaving were clear and easy to follow. Nowadays there are so many videos to help you learn too. The loom is well constructed and sturdy. After years of use, I still find the tension is good and doesn't slip. It's great for making scarves, too narrow for placemats and towels but fine for runners. Or if you want to make something wider, you can always sew two panels together. I love this little loom. I can sit on a recliner with the loom settled on my thighs and weave while watching tv. And it's a good size for making samples of larger projects to see how the yarn will work out, and to test out pickup stick patterns, which is what I'm doing now. I'd highly recommend it.
I've had my loom for less than a month and have already made 11 scarves, plus my practice pieces. I am loving this. This is an awesome beginner loom. I'm already looking at the floor looms.
After everything I've read about this, I ordered one. Can't wait to get it and start using it.