Rigid Heddle Paddle Loom
These lovely paddle heddles are a simple traditional portable rigid heddle loom that you are sure to enjoy for years and years. Because they are so portable you can take them anywhere that you might have to sit and wait, such as the doctors office or maybe just to a friends house where you weave together over a cup of coffee.
The small paddle loom is 20.25 inches tall and 6.15 inches wide and the large paddle loom is 23.95"x 8.5" and a sword shuttle is included with either the large or the small version. These come in Cherry but you can request walnut. The lovely engraving on these are wonderful but if you require your paddle loom without engraving just leave a note.
You can choose from the following styles and epi's of heddles with a finish or unfinished.
5 short slot 7epi
7 short slot 7 epi
9 short slot 8 epi
11 short slot 9 epi
13 short slot 9 epi
double row of holes 5 epi
Double row of holes 8 epi
Standard 9 epi (one row of holes)
Standard 8 epi (one row of holes)
Standard 5 epi (one row of holes)
Unfinished heddles require sanding/filling any irregular knots etc and a sealer of your choosing. An unfinished heddle is just that unfinished. :)
Video on paddle looms: https://youtu.be/EA7a6lZKx6M
Books I recommend are:
Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving by Heather Torgenrud
Susan Faulker Weaver has a few really great books you can get them as digital versions rather inexpensively as well as the hard covers. Her blog is here https://durhamweaver64.blogspot.com/ and she is another great source for pattern weaving.
The Durham Weaver is a great source for band weaving. This video demonstrates the double hole heddle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qynTGaBZycw&fbclid=IwAR3NoiDZoAtIcfrlpjO3TfOlZIJKuasxjBI6kokFAHMYwFj1a6R7yt2DQm4
Tape looms have been popular for centuries, before snaps, and zippers were made, people made tapes as an inexpensive way to close shoes, clothing or anything that needed a closure.
These looms were small and portable and were used to weave these tapes Even children learned to weave on tape and paddle looms because they were simple to operate and an great introduction to weaving.
Today weavers all over the world still use tape looms.