Weaving Tools: Keep Track of Your Treadling and More!

The Goods department of the January/February 2018 issue of Handwoven has great weaving tools, yarns, and accessories to help you with that new year’s resolution of “weaving more”!

Ashford’s Katie Table Loom

Ashford Table Loom

Weave anywhere—on up to eight shafts—with Ashford’s ultracompact Katie table loom. This sweet little loom weighs just under 15 pounds and folds up easily even when warped, making it a great choice for workshops, RVs, and weavers with limited storage space. The 12-inch weaving width is perfect for weaving bags, scarves, napkins, and so much more. The loom comes with a stainless steel reed (10 dents per inch), 320 Texsolv heddles, threading hooks, and a sturdy bag perfect for toting the loom on weaving adventures.

Mango Moon Dharma Recylced Silk


Shiny, shimmery, and a bit slubby, Dharma recycled silk yarn from Mango Moon is perfect for weaving scarves, shawls, and accessories, and is especially suited for rigid-heddle looms as showcased in the 2017 Easy Weaving with Little Looms. The yarn is made by members of the Nepali Women’s Empowerment Group, and sales of this yarn help provide the artisans with the support they need to provide for themselves and their families. Because it is handspun and dyed from 100% recycled silk, no two skeins are exactly the same—but they are all wonderful.

Tempo Treadle

Tempo Treadle

Absentminded weavers rejoice! The TempoTreadle alerts weavers to treadling errors so they can avoid mistakes (and unweaving) before they happen. Sensors placed near the treadles keep track of progress during weaving, letting weavers know if they’ve pressed the wrong treadle or if they need to change colors. The TempoTreadle can also assist with threading and calculating picks per inch and length—all without having a computer hooked up to the loom. TempoTreadles are custom built and available for many loom models to make your weaving as accurate as possible.

Sincere Sheep Tote Bags

tote bags

Love wool and want the world to know? Then check out the line of sheep bags from Sincere Sheep. Made from organic cotton in the United States, these tote or drawstring project bags feature beautiful portraits of six different sheep breeds— Bluefaced Leicester, Cormo, Corriedale, Merino, Rambouillet, and Targhee, and there is a bag that boasts all six.

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