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Ideal for new weavers of any age, Schacht Cricket Looms are compact and capable. The portable looms are easy to take along and perfect for the classroom. Weave your own scarves, bags, table runners, and more.
Each Cricket Loom comes with an 8-dent rigid heddle reed as well as a threading hook, a warping peg, two table clamps, two stick shuttles, and two balls of wool yarn. The ratchet gears and ratchet dogs are located on the outside for easy tension adjustment.
Schacht Cricket Looms are made in Boulder, Colorado, from high-quality ApplePly and maple hardwoods and are left unfinished. Assembly is required
Choose a 10" or 15" weaving width.
Loom with 10" Weaving Width
A 10" weaving width provides plenty of room to make a variety of projects without sacrificing portability. This loom measures 13"W × 6"H × 18"D and weighs just 4 lb.
Loom with 15" Weaving Width
Just as portable as its 10" brother, but with five more inches of weaving space for greater flexibility in your choice of projects. This loom measures 18½"W × 6"H × 18"D and weighs 5 lb.
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Great Mini Loom
By Alice in Weaving Land
Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:
The 10" cricket is a solid and easy to use rigid heddle loom - perfect for beginners or even more experienced weavers who want a portable option. Scarves might be the obvious project, but really, the sky is the limit, especially if you sew. Please note that this loom comes unfinished. Many owners assemble and use it as is, but finishing with stain or oil would be a good idea. Sales and coupons make this loom a great buy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Nice beginner loom
from ny, ny
This loom is perfect for beginners! it is solid and easy to handle- the instructions on how to set up the loom are hard to follow, however there are online videos that show you step by step.I highly recommend this small loom for starters!
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Edges are not uniform
I have now completed two scarves and while making them I took extra care to avoid pulling in or looping at the edges. When I take the project off the loom the edges are wobbly and the last warp thread is looped by the weft yarn. I got the loom hoping to enjoy portable and easy weaving. It seems durable.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this loom. You've correctly discovered that weaving is a skill that takes time and practice to master. The warp must be under even and consistent tension, the weft must be placed at a consistent angle, the beat must be regular, and the weaving should be advanced frequently so you're not weaving too close to the beater. We hope you'll continue to grow into this loom, and if we can be of assistance along the way, our Product Information Team is here to help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Nice little loom
from South Florida
This is a nice simple loom. But while it's suitable for beginners, it's made well and not a toy. It should suit even experienced weavers at those times they want to make something a little less complicated. The loom ships with most everything you'd need to get started on first projects. The Cricket is perfect for small projects, for sampling, for making scarves, belts and smaller items. While the booklet included in the loom box is helpful, it's very limited and has tiny photos. There are several dedicated books available for projects as well as videos and tutorials. One I recommend, which is loaded with tutorials and projects that explore all a rigid heddle loom can do, is "Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom" by Syne Mitchell.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Southern CA
Having a huge stash of yarn and fibers, I see this as an excellent way to reduce my stock and create some gorgeous scarves. I was inspired by seeing completed projects created with this same loom so I am now excited to create my own original works of love and creativity! As I get more experienced, I would like to create various panels and make some garments.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
10" Cricket Loom: Wonderful!
I had been thinking about picking up weaving again since high school, but the thought of using a school loom again seemed a bit limiting to what I wanted to do. A longtime knitter, I also needed to branch out to a craft that would use stash while giving my wrist a break. But I did not know where to start.Fortunately, my main Ravelry group was holding its annual "university" of skill-building, and weaving was on the list for July. So I started looking around for a good deal on a loom. Another knitter had gotten a 15" Cricket and liked it, so I searched for one. I decided on the 10" for portability, and just in case I didn't take to it. Looking at several stores, I decided on Blick because of its usual good value, but also for its reliability in supplying the elementary art room where I used to teach part time.I was not disappointed from the get-go. The loom came excellently packed and right on time. Schacht, already known for quality, had all the loom's different small pieces packed in corresponding ziplocs, a project guide and instructions inside for assembly. Blick's YouTube videos helped me make certain of it--and are rather helpful in learning in tandem with the manual. The loom comes with two lovely skeins of superwash wool, too--indeed, everything you need to get started.Weaving is easy, actually, easier than I had expected. There are some dodgy bits when starting off, like wrapping the warp properly when setting up, tensioning evenly and making a neat edge. But those are things I know come with time. I was very happy with my first go and know I will enjoy getting better at it. It is delightful to use once all the setup is complete--and even addictive. I hardly wanted to stop for dinner!Indeed, I have a way to go before feeling perfectly happy with my tension, but thanks to the excellent materials and the quality and ease of use of the Cricket, I had already woven a scarf within a day of opening the box and am looking forward to ploughing into the next one!
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Starting my first scarf
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Love my new Cricket
from Wachapreague, VA
It was easy to assemble. Yes, there was a learning curve to warp it and start weaving but the Blick video was a great addition to the included instruction book. Once I had it warped and started weaving, the process to make a scarf was very easy. I'm going to have a lot of fun.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Lynnwood, Wa
Love this little 10" loom. It is my first weaving loom. I have other fiber equipment....spinning wheel....knitting machines...sewing machines...etc.Was very easy to put together...instructions were great. I watched several You-Tube videos before I received the loom, which really helped me get started. I've already made 2 scarves for Christmas gifts. I have a big Stash of yarn and fibers so everyone is getting scarves.I debated between the 10" and another 15" loom and am happy with the 10". Doesn't take up much space. It came prefinished....I did put some paste wax on it. I bought this for myself for Christmas and am really happy.
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Second scarf using yarn included + odds & ends
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First scarf made with yarn included + odds & ends
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from El Dorado, KS
Using it for motivation to get back to weaving. Also working on a plan to get kids in the library where I work interested in weaving.I'm doing some basic projects to get ideas for presentations for the kids. If it goes well,I'm going to ask for a loom for the library. Warping is a breeze and projects go quickly. So far I have no complaints.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Good Starter Loom
from Boston, MA
This is my first loom. I had woven on larger, more complicated looms a little bit decades ago, but had never dressed or maintained a loom. This baby is complete for your first weaving adventure, all the tools and materials to get you started. And with a little imagination and research, the possibilities are expansive. This loom is ideal if your storage and workspace are severely limited (I, my spouse, our toddler and two cats live in a condo that's roughly 750 sq ft). I only wish I had the 15" model, but I gotta start somewhere.
Watch this video to get tips on warping and weaving on the Schacht Cricket Loom. You'll see why this loom has become so popular with individuals as well as classrooms.
Which weaving loom is right for your needs? In this video we'll show you a variety of Schacht Spindle looms available at Blick Art Materials.
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