Our Double-Sided Heddle Bar is the optional Oxford Frame Loom accessory that will take your weaving to the next level! Featuring our unique spacing on BOTH sides of the heddle bar, this first-of-its-kind design feature will enable to you to create more complex woven designs and products.
The Double-Sided Heddle Bar
The Double-Sided Heddle Bar is the first of its kind on the frame loom market and was conceived to help hand-weavers maximise their design capabilities when weaving on a frame loom. When adding our Double-Sided Heddle Bar to The Oxford Frame Loom it acts like an extra beam on a table or floor loom.
By adding one Double-Sided Heddle Bar onto The Oxford Frame Loom you will have 3 heddle bars to work with. Weavers can create more versatile designs, weave multiple projects at once, warp up different qualities of yarns with each separate heddle bar, maintain correct warp tension for each quality of warp yarn and even maintain the desired weaving width of your project when used at the lowest position on the side frames.
Purchase two Double-Sided Heddle Bars and you can mix and match these with our Medium or X-Large Side Frames to create different loom sizes for different projects. Mix the Medium Side Frames with a pair of X-Large Double-Sided Heddle Bars and you get a landscape option. Or mix the X-Large Side Frames with Medium Double-Sided Heddle Bars and you get a portrait combination. The choice is yours!
Available in 2 sizes:
- Medium (30cm x 2cm x 2cm)
- X-Large (56cm x 2cm x 2cm)
Exciting New Design Possibilities
By adding a Double Sided Heddle Bar your existing Oxford Frame Loom you can:
- Add in extra warps of different lengths or qualities to adjust the tension separately and weave unique designs
- Weave 2 completely different projects, with different warps simultaneously by adding in the extra Double-Sided Heddle Bar on the reverse side of the loom
- Position the extra Double-Sided Heddle Bar in a lower position on your frame loom to act as a guide for your warp and avoid pulling in the sides when weaving
Unique features of the Double-Sided Heddle Bar:
- Designed to complement The Oxford Frame Loom and available in Medium or X-Large sizes
- Unique spacing so that warps can be sett at 2, 4 or 8 EPI (ends per inch) when using only the front face, or up to 16 EPI when using both front and back **
- Deep and wide grooves where the warp sits are on both sides of the heddle bar, making it possible to wind on a longer warp or thicker yarns while maintaining tension
Solid, Sustainable, Hardwood Design Constructed by local craftsmen Lula James
- Premium quality construction by Lula James, local Oxfordshire furniture designers as seen on the BBC
- The Double-Sided Heddle Bar features locally sourced solid Beech hardwood
- Constructed of sustainable hard wood, with each piece chosen for its quality and strength
- Natural Beech finish
Designed with complete compatibility with The Oxford Frame Loom
- Fully adjustable positioning on The Oxford Frame Loom as the heddle bar is attached to the side frames of the loom using wing nuts (the same system as on The Oxford Frame Loom)
- When positioned on the front face of the loom, the extra heddle bar sits at the same depth as the heddle bars on the frame loom, making weaving easier
- When positioned on the reverse face of the loom, the extra heddle bar sits higher than the heddle bars on the frame loom, creating a raised warp and offering a different warp position
- Heddle bar design ensures they sit snugly in the channels on the side frames to maintain even warp tension and a square shape when weaving so projects remain square
- Easy to loosen and remove wing nuts when adjusting or re-positioning the heddle bar
- A 2nd channel features midway on the X-Large loom to re-position the Double-Sided Heddle Bar for smaller projects or to maintain the weaving width
1 x Double-Sided Heddle Bar (Medium or X-Large)
2 x Wing nuts
1 x Pouch for storage
** Please Note **: The spacing of the Double-Sided Heddle Bar on our first production run is marginally wider than 16 EPI. Over a few inches this measurement is negligible, however across the width of the XL Loom this more noticeable. Hobbyist weavers are unlikely to notice the difference, however experienced weavers should bear this in mind if creating samples for reproduction on table/floor looms.