These kits are the perfect gift for those who want to learn to weave! They include our beautifully designed CSD Frame Loom, a set of CSD Tools, your choice of Yarn Starter Pack of unique yarns and our bonus Tote Bag!
1. The Weaving Frame Loom
Our Frame Looms now come in two sizes! Designed by Cassandra Smith of Cassandra Sabo Designs (CSD) and constructed by a local Oxfordshire craftsman, our solid beech frame looms are excellent looms for all abilities.
Quick and easy to set up, users can begin to weave within minutes. With two different sizes now available, these looms are sturdy, compact and portable. The simple design allows users to store their loom when not in use by removing the wing nuts and breaking the loom down into a small, compact size. A small pouch is included to store the wing nuts for safe keeping.
Its clever design also has different spacing so that the loom can be set wider apart for beginners and closer together for more experienced weavers. This different spacing, also known as the 'Sett', is a feature unique to our loom design as it was designed with hand-weaving in mind. It can act as a stepping stone to weaving on a hand loom or floor loom by offering users the opportunity to progress from beginner tapestry techniques to classic hand-weaving techniques as they build in skill and confidence.
2. The Weaving Tools
Each solid beech wood tool set has been carefully designed to work with the dimensions and spacing of our frame looms. They are wonderful to handle, easy to use, frictionless, long–lasting and kind to the environment.
We have even designed each tool with a circular opening so you can store your tools neatly for safe-keeping using the handy clasp-ring that is included with the tool set.
Shed Stick/ Shuttle: Use this tool for picking up your warp threads and/or weaving across your project (Small- 25.5cm x 3cm or Medium- 45.5cm x 3cm).
Weaving Comb: Use this tool to push down your weft yarn into place (6.5cm x 5.5cm).
EPI Counter: Use this tool to measure how many Ends Per Inch (EPI) your chosen yarn is. This will help you to understand your yarn thicknesses and how your weft yarns relate to your chosen warp yarn (5.5cm x 2.5cm).
Needle: Use this tool to attach the end of your weft yarn and pull this across your warp to create each row of weaving (small 15.5cm x 1.2cm) or (large 35cm x 1.2cm).
3. The Yarn Starter Pack:
The yarns from our Yarn Starter Packs are sourced from larger suppliers, indie dyers and our own bespoke range of hand dyed yarns and colour blends. They are lovingly wound by hand into useful tapestry weaving bundles for you to work with and you won't find this combination anywhere else!
The Yarn Starter Pack contains 2-3 coloured samples of wool roving, thick and/or finer yarns and a winding of a cotton warp thread for a total of approximately 150g. This pack will be enough for you to complete a small wall-hanging using our frame loom.
Not all colours will appear as they do online. We do attempt to obtain accurate photos but cannot guarantee colour accuracy.
- Solid beech tapestry frame loom, medium or large size
- Small pouch for storing wing nuts, 2.5cm x 5cm
- Introduction to Weaving PDF
- Weaving tools: Weaving shuttle, shed stick, 2 x needles, comb and EPI counter
- Clasp ring to keep your weaving tools together
- Yarn starter pack (select your preferred option from the menu)
* Bonus: CSD tote bag: Unique size for storing your work in progress. Only included with medium Weaving Kits