This listing is for the special introductory pre-order of the Cricket Quartet. Schacht is offering a discount on pre-ordered looms. The price will go up at the end of August to $450. Enhance your Cricket loom and expand your weaving options with the Cricket Quartet. This upgrade to our best-selling 15" Cricket lets you weave with 4 shafts. Weave more complex patterns on the loom you already know and love. It's simple, affordable, and exciting!
Check out the video introducing the new Cricket Quartet here:
Includes 300 Texsolv heddles and your choice of 6, 8, 10, 12, or 15 dent reed
Made of high-quality maple plywood and solid hard maple; left unfinished to match your Cricket loom
Ships flat-packed, with assembly required
15″ Cricket Loom and optional 15″ Cricket Stand sold separately
You will need a warping system (a warping peg set or warping board) for measuring warp chains—try our Warping Pegs or Warping Board (available in 4-1/2 yard and 14 yard sizes)
Recommended accessories: 11″ slim boat shuttle, plastic bobbins, bobbin winder, 15″ Cricket Stand, 15″ Cricket Trap
Your new Cricket Quartet Upgrade comes with a reed of choice.
HR8330 - 6 dent
HR8331 - 8 dent
HR8332 - 10 dent
HR8333 - 12 dent
HR8334 - 15 dent
Choose from drop down box when placing your order.
Choose Upgrade, Loom & Upgrade, Loom, Upgrade & Stand or Stand Only from options. Shipping in Fall 2022. 15" Cricket loom and optional 15" Cricket stand sold separately.
Twill, waffle weave, bird’s eye, summer and winter, doubleweave—if you’ve ever looked at pattern books or weaving projects in magazines, you’ve seen these weave structures. They’re easy to weave on a Cricket Quartet because your loom does most of the work. Each shaft moves independently. Once you thread heddles on the 4 shafts, those warp threads will also move independently. To weave, you simply flip the Quartet’s levers up and down according to the pattern draft: some shafts go up and others stay down. Then you pass the shuttle through the shed and beat, just like rigid heddle weaving.
Warping the Cricket Quartet allows you to learn new skills or add to existing ones. You’ll warp the loom indirectly from a simple-to-read pattern draft. The thoughtful design of the Cricket Quartet provides the warping space you need in a compact package.
The Cricket with installed Quartet will easily fit in your car for workshops and classes. Your enhanced Cricket will still fit on the 15″ Cricket Stand.
Want to switch between rigid heddle and shaft weaving? You can easily install and remove the Cricket Quartet depending on the project you want to weave—enjoy the best of both worlds.
Take your weaving to a whole new level with the Cricket Quartet!