Schacht Spindle Company’s Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom is compact, capable, and cute! It’s available in a 10″ or 15″ weaving width. The Cricket is made of high-quality maple ply and hard maple and is left unfinished. Each Cricket comes with an 8-dent reed (sorry, no substitutions).
10″ Weaving Width
At only 13″ x 18″ x 6″ and just under four pounds, it’s easy to take along. The 10″ weaving width gives plenty of room to make a variety of projects without sacrificing portability. It’s an ideal size for a new weaver of any age. As of April 2010, the Cricket has been redesigned with the ratchet gear and dog on the outside of the loom to make it even easier to adjust tension. Additional shuttles and pick-up sticks are available.
15″ Weaving Width
The wider weaving width offers more flexibility in your choice of weaving projects, and this Cricket remains portable. Uses the same reeds as the 15″ Flip folding rigid heddle loom. Additional shuttles and pick-up sticks are available.
Fine-toothed nylon ratchets provide precise tension control. The conveniently located heddle blocks on the sides of the loom hold the rigid heddle in the up, down, or neutral position. The heddle, available in 5, 8, 10 and 12 dents per inch, is made of durable ABS plastic, with large eyes and slots.
- available in 10” and 15”weaving widths
- sold with 8 dent reed; 5-, 10- and 12-dent reeds also available (call Lambspun for pricing)
- warping peg
- 2 shuttles
- table clamps
- threading hook
- 2 balls of yarn
- complete warping and weaving instructions
From $180.00 – $199.00. This loom is available for purchase from Lambspun. Purchase online or call Lambspun at 970-484-1998 or 800-558-5262. For more information on this loom, go to the Schacht Spindle Company website.
Cricket Floor Stand
The Cricket Floor Stand makes it easier than ever to use your Cricket Loom: It’s simple to put your Cricket on the stand and adjust the angle, and it’s quick to remove the loom when you take your Cricket out on the town.
The Cricket Floor Stand is made of the same high-quality maple ply as the Cricket and is left unfinished. The 15″ stand weighs 3.2 pounds; the 10″ stand is slightly lighter.
Price: $142. This product is available for purchase from Lambspun. Purchase online or call Lambspun at 970-484-1998 or 800-558-5262. For more information on this loom, go to the Schacht Spindle Company website.