Ashford Sampleit Rigid Heddle Loom Review

Because the Ashford SampleIt rigid heddle loom is inexpensive and compact, it is an ideal first loom. I use one for quick projects and sampling.

As a former yarn shop owner and weaving instructor, I provide reviews of rigid heddle looms. Today’s review is on the Ashford SampleIt Rigid Heddle Loom. I sold these looms in my shop.

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Ashford SampleIt Rigid Heddle Loom Models

SampleIt Guide

Learn to Weave on a SampleIt Loom is included in the box with your loom. But it is also available here. It includes detailed instructions on assembly and finishing your loom. Here is a picture of the contents of what you will receive:

Ashford Sampleit Loom Assembly Instructions
Unassembled Ashford SampleIt Rigid Heddle Loom

It would be best if you did not let the fact that the loom arrives unassembled keep you from buying. Over the years, I have assembled many looms and spinning wheels—the manufacturers all provide detailed instructions. Just follow the instructions, and you will have your loom assembled in no time.

All images above are by Ashford Handicrafts.

SampleIt Tutorials

Ashford has several tutorials on the website. They provide excellent instruction on warping and weaving on the Ashford SampleIt Rigid Heddle Loom.

SampleIt Reeds and Stand

Bestseller No. 1
Sample it Loom 40cm (16″) Width Loom
  • This compact rigid heddle loom is perfect for the beginning weaver. It is inexpensive and cute without sacrificing function. The perfect size for scarf projects. It’s great for both new and experienced weavers. The built-in double heddle kit allows you to double your ends per inch, weave double width, or double layer fabric. Whether you are learning to weave for the first time, want to learn new techniques, or sample your yarn; the Ashford SampleIt Loom is fun and easy to use. Just add yarn!
  • Weaving width 16 inches.
  • Includes: 7.5dpi reed, two 18 inch shuttles, instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg, and clamp.
  • Easy to assemble. Made of unfinished Silver Beech Hardwood.
Bestseller No. 2
Ashford SampleIt Loom Stand Variable
  • Fits the Ashford 10 & 16 inch SampleIt Looms.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Adjustable foot rest.
  • Made of unfinished Silver Beech hardwood.
  • Loom sold separately. Will not fit the 8 inch SampleIt Loom.
Bestseller No. 3
Ashford Weaving Rigid Heddle Loom – 16″
  • Affordable and versatile.
  • Quick and easy to warp and weave.
  • Portable.
  • Natural Unfinished Silver Beech Hardwood.
  • Includes: Nylon Reed 7.5dpi, two 14 inch natural shuttles, step by step instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg and clamp. Built in secon heddle option. Built-in indirect warping option (warping pegs not included). Optional reeds not included: 2.5, 5, 10, 12.5 and 15 dpi.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Kaplan Early Learning Kids’ Weaving Loom, Wooden Jumbo-Sized Loom for Beginners, DIY Arts and Crafts
  • Jumbo-sized loom made from a durable combination of plywood and beechwood with plastic components
  • Present children with an authentic weaving experience
  • Includes loom and 3 skeins of yarn
  • Loom measures 13″L x 18″W x 8.7″H
  • For ages 3 and up
Bestseller No. 5
Ashford SampleIt Loom Reed 10 inch 15dpi
  • 15 dpi reed for the 10 inch Ashford SampleIt Loom.
  • Made from strong, durable nylon with unfinished Silver Beech hardwood rails.
  • Dimensions: Wood slat length 11.5 inches. Weaving width (width of platic heddle area) 9.5 inches. Reed height 4 7/8 inches.

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Bestseller No. 1
Ashford Weaving Rigid Heddle Loom – 24″
  • Weaving Width 24 inches.
  • This affordable rigid heddle loom is quick and easy to use. Quick and easy to assemble and warp. The rigid heddle is a great introduction to hand weaving but is also very versatile. Create beautiful and unique garments and homeware. Weave unique fabrics with color and texture. The loom can also make woven tapestries and wall hangings. Made from natural unfinished Beech hardwood, the loom is very strong and robust.
  • Includes: One Reed 7.5dpi 24 inch, two 22 inch stick shuttle, two clamps, assemble guide, step by step instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg and 2 clamps.
  • Built in second heddle option. Built-in indirect warping option (Ashford Rigid Heddle warping pegs not included). Optional reeds not included: 2.5, 5, 10, 12.5 and 15 dpi.
Bestseller No. 2
Rigid Heddle Loom & Stand Combo (32)
  • Loom and Stand Combo
  • Four weaving widths 16″, 24″, 32″, 48″
  • Quick and easy to warp and weave
  • Includes 7.5 DPI Reed, two natural shuttles, step by step instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg and clamp
  • Made from natural Silver Beech hardwood
Bestseller No. 3
Ashford Weaving Rigid Heddle Loom – 16″
  • Affordable and versatile.
  • Quick and easy to warp and weave.
  • Portable.
  • Natural Unfinished Silver Beech Hardwood.
  • Includes: Nylon Reed 7.5dpi, two 14 inch natural shuttles, step by step instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg and clamp. Built in secon heddle option. Built-in indirect warping option (warping pegs not included). Optional reeds not included: 2.5, 5, 10, 12.5 and 15 dpi.
Bestseller No. 4
Ashford Weaving Rigid Heddle Loom – 32″
  • Affordable and versatile.
  • Quick and easy to warp and weave.
  • Portable.
  • Natural Unfinished New Zealand Beech Hardwood.
  • Includes: Reed nylon 7.5dpi, 1-22 inch natural shuttle, 1-30 inch natural shuttle, step by step instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg and clamp.
Bestseller No. 5
Sample it Loom 40cm (16″) Width Loom
  • This compact rigid heddle loom is perfect for the beginning weaver. It is inexpensive and cute without sacrificing function. The perfect size for scarf projects. It’s great for both new and experienced weavers. The built-in double heddle kit allows you to double your ends per inch, weave double width, or double layer fabric. Whether you are learning to weave for the first time, want to learn new techniques, or sample your yarn; the Ashford SampleIt Loom is fun and easy to use. Just add yarn!
  • Weaving width 16 inches.
  • Includes: 7.5dpi reed, two 18 inch shuttles, instruction booklet, threading hook, warping peg, and clamp.
  • Easy to assemble. Made of unfinished Silver Beech Hardwood.

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