Ask me about layaway for items in my shop if this would work for you. IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP TODAY!!
We are currently backordered on the 24" 8 shaft but have the 4 shaft and 16 shaft in stock, as well the 16" and 32" looms.
For those that are unaware.... You can make thousands of patterns on a four shaft loom. A lot of folks don't know that, especially newby loom owners.
If you are looking to purchase the table loom stand and/or treadle kit click here.
These incredible and revolutionary looms in 8 & 16 -shaft versions completely fold down for easy transport and travel. (The 24" wide 16-shaft loom does not fold down.) The 8 harness 16" loom fits into a suitcase for amazing portability. Popular because they are portable, easy to use and so versatile, the Ashford table looms are in demand with both beginner and experienced weavers. Ashford is discontinuing the four shaft looms except for their 24", which will still be available in 8 and 16 shafts. You’ll be impressed by the scope of this versatile loom!" I have these in stock and ready to ship today!
Benefits of having an Eight or Sixteen Shaft Table loom over the common Four Shaft:
You can use as many or as few shafts as you want to - you do not have to use all the shafts.
The warping and weaving process is the same for both four, eight, and sixteen shafts.
More shafts = more patterns!
More versatility - you can weave any four shaft pattern double width(or quadruple width for the 16 shaft), double layer or tubular (you could even weave any two shaft pattern four or even eight times the width)
The price difference between four shafts and eight shafts is not significant
The eight shaft loom folds down almost as compact (only height of the castle when folded is slightly more)The overhead beater system means you will always beat evenly while you are able to enjoy a large working area. Stretch cords automatically return the beater to a position back against the castle.
10 dpi stainless steel reed (40/10 - 10dpi), 2 shuttles, 2 threading hooks, cross and warp sticks, and Learn To Weave On The Table Loom booklet. All Ashford Looms include high quality texsolv heddles in the kits - 16" comes with 320, the 24" with 480 and the 32" with 640. More heddles can be purchased at a later date when you move on to finer projects.
-Portable multi-shaft weaving
-3 widths: 16", 24" and 32" (40, 60, 80cm)
-Overhead beater for best weaving shed
-Castle folds flat for easy transport
Choose from 3 weaving widths. The eight shaft looms fold flat, even with your weaving in place, making them ideal for taking to workshops or guild meetings. The overhead beater, 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. Popular add-on accessories include: Stand and/or Treadle Kit (Kits have four treadles), Second Back Beam.
*****One of the wonderful things about weaving on a table loom is the ability to change your pattern simply by changing the sequence in which you lift the levers. Here is some of the many variations you can weave on a straight 8 threading (meaning your heddles are threaded 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8...etc). You can weave patterns within your project or you can have a long warp and weave many projects, all different, with the same threading. Why not try weaving a sampler and seeing how many variations are possible! Make as wide as you want, using multiples of eight. Thread as a straight eight.
This listing is for folding looms in 16" width, 24" width and 32" width, with 8 shaft weaving (third picture). The 24" loom also comes in a 16 shaft model. Choose width and shaft count from drop-down box at upper right. The loom and stand are sold separately as well as an 8 harness kit and 2nd back beam that you can add later, if desired.
With purchase of the 16", 24" or 32" 8 harness looms, you will have an instant coupon for my shop, worth $25. The 24" - 16 harness loom comes with a $50 coupon. You can use the coupon for anything I have - fiber, additional reeds, accessories, or other fiber processing equipment. Include a note in your order letting me know what you would like, and I will include it in your shipment or hold onto a credit for you until you're ready to use it (Coupon needs to be used within 30 days of your purchase.) Your coupon can also cover the shipping of whatever items you choose.