BEKA RH-10 Beginner's Loom.
Our BEGINNER'S WEAVING LOOM is perfect for the young and the young-at-heart. An excellent loom for the beginning weaver, it also performs well as a portable loom for more experienced weavers. This loom features Beka rigid heddles which provide the weaver with an easy and reliable method of weaving. Both simple and complex techniques may be done with this loom. Made of hard maple, our BEGINNER'S WEAVING LOOM comes fully assembled with a pre-warped heddle. A basic project is started on the loom, ready for weaving. Our instructions move through the rest of the project, then go step-by-step through planning and starting another project. Enough yarn is included so the weaver can get started as soon as the loom is out of its box. Weave projects up to 10" wide X 3 yards long. The assembled loom comes with one shuttle. The started project uses a 4" wide heddle for a narrow band of fabric. A 10" wide heddle is included. Adult Assembly Required. Weight 4 lbs.
Our RH loom comes with "warp" yarn on the loom (we use pearl cotton...but lots of yarns will work for warp on future projects) plus a small amount of "weft" yarn to get started. To finish the starter project you will need to add your own "weft" yarn...which can literally be any yarn you choose.
The instructions included with the loom describe ways to select yarn for future projects, but the key factors to keep in mind is that "warp" yarns need to be fairly strong and smooth, while "weft" yarns can be anything. If you want more information about weaving, you might look for a beginning weaving book...in which case the type of weaving done on our looms is called "rigid heddle weaving". There is a great specialty weaving book publisher in Colorado that can provide even more information ....Interweave Press publishes Handwoven Magazine and specialty fibercraft books.