10 and 15 inch Cricket Looms
The Cricket Loom is compact, capable, and cute! The Cricket is available in a 10″ or 15″ weaving widths. The Cricket is made of high-quality apple ply and hard maple and is left unfinished. Each Cricket comes with an 8-dent reed (sorry, no substitutions). We also have 5-, 10- and 12-dent reeds. Included are a threading hook, warping peg, table clamps, two shuttles, and two balls of yarn.
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 10″ cricket shuttles and 10″ cricket pick-up sticks are available.
15″ Weaving Width
At 5.5″ wider than the 10″ Cricket, the 15″ Cricket is still compact enough to take with you easily. The 15″ weaving width offers more flexibility in your choice of weaving projects. Uses the same reeds as the 15″ Flip folding rigid heddle loom. Additional 15″ cricket shuttles and 15″ cricket pick-up sticks are available.
Down, up, and neutral sheds
Variable dent reed for Cricket and Flip rigid heddle looms
Now you can mix and match dents in your Flip or Cricket loom with our new Variable Dent Reed. An assortment of rigid heddle reed sections in a variety of dents can be inserted into our special rigid heddle frame for different setts in the same reed. The Variable Reed is a great tool for creating different densities in a fabric as well as using thick and thin yarns in the warp. You’ll think of lots of other uses as well.
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 when you want to take your Cricket out on the town.
The Cricket Floor Stand is made of the same high- quality apple ply as the Cricket, and is left unfinished. The 15″ stand weighs 3.2 pounds; the 10″ stand is slightly lighter.
Note: 10″ Cricket Looms made before February 2012 will require drilling two holes in each side. If you’re handy or know someone who is, complete instructions and drilling template are included with the 10″ Cricket Floor Stand. If you prefer, you can send your loom sides to the factory to have them drilled for a $20 charge.
Cricket Pick-Up Stick
The Cricket pick-up stick comes in 10″ and 15″ widths, and has been designed to fit neatly between the sides of the loom. One end is beveled to make picking up warp threads easy.
Cricket Loom Bag
The Cricket Loom Bag makes your Cricket convenient to carry. The Cricket fits sideways into the bag with room for accessories. An outside pocket provides a place for a magazine or additional accessories. The bag is available in four fabrics, shown below: bright, bronze, very berry, and blue jaspe. Note: The 15″ Cricket now has its own bag!
Cricket Loom Bag Colors
10″ Cricket Bag – 18.5″ w x 14.75″ h x 6.5″ d; Pocket dimensions: 8.75″ w x 11.25″ h; Strap length: 33″ (from top edge to top edge of bag)
15″ Cricket Bag – 18.5″ w x 18.5″ x 6.5″ d; Pocket dimensions: 8.75″ w x 14.5″ h; Strap length: 33″ (from top edge to top edge of bag)