Loom advice

<p>Weaving is all very new to me. Looking for opinions from people that know about 8 shaft loom tables. What do you like and not like about each model? If you were buying one today, what would you get? Any opinion on Ashford.</p><p>Thanks for the help.</p>


Posted on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:21

<p>I recently added 4 shafts to my Schacht Baby Wolf, and while I love my Baby Wolf, I discovered that treadling an additional 4 shafts is hard on my back.&nbsp; For this reason, if I were buying a new 8 shaft loom today, I would have to look hard at the Louet David loom because of their cam-assisted treadles.&nbsp; Now I don&#39;t know anything about Louet looms so this is not an endorsement, just a comment resulting from my experience.</p><p>Just my 2 cents worth.</p>

Posted on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:26

<p>I just reread your post, and you asked about 8 shaft loom tables?? If you meant a table loom, then disregard my comment as the Louet is a floor loom.</p>

Posted on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 16:13

If you can get to Convergence next summer, it's a great place to loom shop.  The last time I did, I looked at table looms and liked the Ashford best.  Center levers are easier to use than side pulls.  The table loom I actuallly have is one I made myself of PVC pipe.  I wanted a portable table loom to attend a seminar with.