THE SCHACHT TAPESTRY LOOM
Tapestry weaving is considered by many to be the most personal of all weaving. Among the simplest of looms, the tapestry loom holds a continuous warp under tension, allowing the weaver to see all of the warp at once. Sheds are formed using heddle bars and string heddles. While only two heddle bars are needed for traditional tapestry weaving, we provide four heddle bars so that beginning weavers can also experiment with 4-shaft pattern weaving.
To keep the warp tension even throughout your weaving, our tapestry loom has a tension beam with thumbscrews on the end which allow for easy adjustment. Available in 18″ and 25″ weaving widths, our continuous warping system allows a 60″ long warp to be put directly on the loom without using any other warping tools.
Designed for use with our portable tapestry looms, our A-Frame Stand inexpensively answers the question of how to hold the loom upright on the table top or the floor while weaving. The adjustable side arms let you vary the angle, and may be folded up for storage. See photo at top of page.
Trestle Floor Stand
Make your weaving easy and comfortable with the Trestle Stand! Designed to work with both Flip and Tapestry Looms, you can quickly adjust the angle of the loom for maximum comfort. When the loom is in the horizontal position, it is at just the right height for use with a standard chair. Shown in the example on the Flip Loom.
We make three styles of tapestry beaters: single-ended, double-ended, and a weighted single-ended. All are made of hard maple and have a smooth Danish oil finish. The wooden teeth are set at five per inch.
The weighted beater has about five ounces of lead weight inserted into the end to provide more impact for tighter weaving.
Made of a rich, dark brown plywood, our Gobelin-style tapestry bobbins are silky smooth with a pointy tip for easy weaving. The bobbins are 8″ long, 5/8″ diameter at the widest point, and weigh about one ounce each. Available in a package of three.