Ashford Sample It Loom

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I bought an Ashford Sample It rigid heddle loom from the Woolery to use for small projects and samples.  I also thought it would be nice to have a small loom to take with me on trips.  I love this loom!  It is small enough to fit on my lap when weaving.

The loom has a weaving width of 8 inches making it perfect for scarves, small projects, and color sampling.  The outer dimensions are about 18.5 x 11.5.  It is small enough to fit in a tote bag.  It comes with a couple of stick shuttle and one reed/heddle.  I prefer to use boat shuttles for most projects.  The mini Schacht boat shuttle is the perfect size for this loom.

I bought the Weaver’s Idea Book awhile back and plan on using my Sample It loom for some of the pick-up techniques in the book.

smplitloom3My first project was a narrow Saori style scarf.  I used Cashsoft for warp and Noro for weft.




Here are a few photos of the finished scarf.

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2 Responses

  1. Cindy
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    I just bought the Ashford Sampleit loom. And want to get the boat shuttle you showed. Can you just wind the yarn on them by hand ? Thank you, Cindy

    • Tina
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      You can wind boat shuttles by hand or “rig” an electric drill to wind them. (Do a Google search for directions.) Winding by hand is very slow, but will work.

      Happy Weaving!

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