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Answers to the most frequently asked questions about weaving looms Weaving.
Which loom is best for beginners?
Especially for beginner weavers, we developed a desktop rigid heddle loom "Weaving" - a small, convenient, high-quality, durable and inexpensive loom, on which you can learn to weave, and create a variety of things!
Experienced masters of this loom is also useful - it is convenient to train children and adults or create small work while the main loom is busy.
What density of reed to choose for a loom?
The rigid heddles looms "Weaving" can be completed with plastic or plywood reeds of different density, from 20 to 50 threads per 10 cm of the warp. This means that it can be woven from both very thick and thin threads. The larger the number of the reed, the finer the thread can be filled into it. In weaving there is no regulated thickness of the thread, suitable for a particular reed - this is creativity and the result is always different. For example, in a reed 20/10 you can insert a thin thread and weave translucent curtains. Reed 20/10 is good for thick woolen thread, it can be woven thick "coat" fabric, scarves, soft rugs, etc. Reed 30/10 is the most commonly used, "universal" reed, on which you can weave both rugs and fabrics made from thick yarns and medium-thickness yarns: scarves, bags, pretty thick clothes fabrics. Reed 40/10 is suitable for woolen and cotton threads of medium thickness. It is possible to weave stoles, scarves, fabrics, pillowcases. The size of the hole (and the thickness of the filament) in such a bender is about 1.2 mm. In the densest reed (50/10) holes of 1 mm, it is suitable for relatively thin threads: woolen, linen, cotton; You can create cloth for clothes, not too thin towels, details for traditional clothes and other types of patterned weaving - on fine fabrics they look great!
Also with any reed, you can weave belts in different techniques, it's very convenient - you do not need to tie the work to yourself.
Which reed is better to choose - plywood or plastic?
Reeds from both materials are easy to use. The advantage of plywood reeds is their cost. But the plastic reeds are smoother and more durable, they do not have any hooks, which simplifies the work, especially when it comes to reeds for fine yarn, with a density of 40/10 and 50/10.
What is the difference between a one- and two-reed loom? Which loom is best to choose?
On the rigid heddle loom "Weaving" with a single reed, you can create fabrics of linen weave, and on a loom with two reeds - fabrics of linen and twill weave, various designer fabrics. Twill weave is more complicated, if you want to learn weaving, we advise you to buy a one-reed loom, and start with simple products. When you have experience, you can switch to more complex products!
All the components of the Weaving looms are suitable for each other, so you can install two-reed racks on a single-reed loom, purchase a second reed, and start weaving twill fabrics or designer products (you can set a different density of reeds).
What is the best width of a loom?
We indicate the width of the looms by the width of the reed or the maximum width of the fabric. If you buy a loom of 50 cm width, then it can create products of any width, not more than 50 cm.
For beginners, we recommend taking looms 50-60 cm, this is a sufficient width for tissues and hand-made mats, such fabrics are conveniently covered, almost without residues. If you need more extensive products, you can buy a loom 70-80 cm, the scope of adult hands is enough for this width. For children it is more convenient looms 20-40 cm, this is checked by us in the classroom with children.
Which loom is better to take: folding or plain?
If you are going to travel often and want to carry out unfinished work with yourself, then it will be more convenient to have a folding loom. If most of the time you will weave at home - it is better to choose the usual loom. It doesn't take much space, but is more stable and convenient to use, especially for beginner weavers.