Ashford Table Looms are very popular because they are portable, easy to use and so versatile. They are available in three weaving widths - 16", 24" and 32".
The eight shaft looms fold flat for easy transport, even with your weaving in place, making them ideal for taking to workshops or guild meetings. The overhead beater for best weaving shed, 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. Stand sold separately.
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My husband bought this loom for me when I balked at the cost of getting a new workshop loom. It was too hard on my back and my loom to move my 24" 8 shaft floor loom to workshops. He bought it blind, basically a lot of guesswork. And it has turned out consistently to be everybody's favorite loom in round robin workshops. I love it. I only wish I'd gotten one that was wider than 16". The only thing that is at all difficult/time consuming is changing the number of heddles on the shafts and I don't have any suggestions on how to make it easier. I keep a fair number of texsolv heddles on each shaft and don't have to move them often. I lent this loom to a friend to use for a zoom workshop while she was moving to a small place and her weaving equipment was in temporary storage. Her comment was that the loom was a pleasure to use and she might switch to this loom and sell her floor room to save space. I highly recommend this loom.
I haven't yet woven anything on this loom, but it's very pretty to look at. The wood is smooth to the touch and a beautiful color. It went together easily. I've never used a loom with Texsol heddles, so this will be a new experience. I plan on weaving a few samples at first to get a "feel" for how the loom works, but I like the way the reed swings and is attached to the loom with 2 elastic bands making it unnecessary to push it back when throwing the shuttle. The delivery was almost a week ahead of schedule. A wonderful experience from the ordering to the assembly and I'm sure to the weaving. Thank you GIST Yarn!
This is my first new loom. My previous loom was an older model Dorothy on which I was able to make wonderful things but I wanted more shafts and width. I’ve only begun my first project on my Ashford Table Loom but I LOVE it!! Assembly instructions were clear and easily (if not quickly) completed. And it’s beautiful and elegant. The string heddles and the lever mechanisms are so quiet! And the overhead beater allows a longer reach creating more weaving space in front of the reed. The rubber feet keep it from slipping on the table top. And if needed I can fold it and stash it with my project in place!
Also, my order was placed just as Covid-19 was getting a good start. The ladies at Gist were wonderful about staying in touch with Ashford and keeping me informed.
I highly recommend this Ashford loom purchased through Gist.
I have been wanting a multi shaft loom. I learned to weave on a ridged heddle loom and found that there were so many delightful structures that required multiple shafts. So, the 8-shaft Ashford table loom was what the Dr ordered. I’ve just finished my first 4-shaft weaving and, yippee, I’m so excited. I have a number of things I want to weave, the problem is, where do I go next? The girls at Gist Yarn are the best. I had my loom way sooner than I anticipated. I will absolutely continue to work with Gist. 5 Stars 🌟
I love this loom. It was easy to put together and is very stable. It’s been easy to warp, and a pleasure to weave on. I like how it’s portable. All of these are the reasons I purchased it.