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Schacht Cricket Loom

The Schacht Cricket Loom is compact, capable and cute! It is available in both a 10” weaving width size and a 15” weaving width size. The Cricket is made of high quality apple ply and hard maple, and is left unfinished. As of April 2010, the Cricket has been redesigned with the ratchet gear and dog on the outside of the loom to make it even easier to adjust tension.

The 10” Cricket measures only 11" x 18" x 6" and at just under four pounds, it's easy to take along. The 10” weaving width gives you plenty of room to make a variety of projects without sacrificing portability.

The 15” Cricket is 5.5” wider than the 10” loom, yet is still compact enough to be easily portable. The additional width offers more flexibility in your choice of weaving projects. The 15” Cricket Loom uses the same reeds as the Schacht 15” Flip Rigid Heddle Loom.

Both sizes of Cricket Looms come with an 8-dent reed (sorry, no substitutions). Also included are a threading hook, warping peg, table clamps, two shuttles, and two balls of yarn. The 10” pick-up stick is just the right width for the 10” loom and additional 10” shuttles are also available.

 

Read the reviews: Knitty Review | Weavezine Review

$166.00 - $187.00 each
  • 10 " Loom In Stock 3 $166.00
  • 15 " Loom In Stock 7 $187.00
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SchachtCricket Loom
 
5.0

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      5.0

      Love it!

      By Andrea Designs

      from USA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Also Youtube Instruction
      • Easy Instruction To Assam
      • Great Wood Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bags
        • Belts
        • Bracelets
        • Hats
        • Jackets
        • Ponchos
        • To Make Scarves

        Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

        I am learning to weave taking online classes, so far easy and fun to use. I am making scarves and washcloths. However, I have a lot of project in mind.

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        5.0

        Excellent customer service

        By Are

        from LA, CA

        Pros

        • Easy to construct
        • Solid build

        Cons

        • Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

        Had a slight issue with my loom piece-wise, but Schacht customer service was excellent and helped with replacement. The instructions on warping could have been a bit clearer - the photos were rather small - but their youtube videos helped. I'm looking forward to using it. I found it easier to brace it to the table, and work standing up. I'm already looking at other projects to start.

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        5.0

        Couldn't wait to put it together.

        By Batya

        from Woodbridge, CT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

            Small and compact.
            Easy to weave with

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great lap loom

            By Weaver Jan

            from Georgia

            Pros

            • Can Weave On Lap
            • Easy assembly
            • easy to use
            • How-to Videos On Youtube
            • Portable

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Coasters
            • Mug Rugs
            • Scarves
            • Table runner

            Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

            I purchased the 10" Cricket shortly before the Schacht introduced the 15" version. I selected it, after having researched several looms, because it served my purpose, which is to make scarves for charities. The included 8 dent heddle was a perfect size for worsted yarn. Since then I purchased the 12 dent so I can make scarves with fingering weight yarn.

            It's a great loom for beginners, which I was when I got it. Fairly easy to assemble and there are some good videos for the Cricket on YouTube, including a 6-part one showing how to warp and weave. That was a big help for me. I like it too because I can sit in a recliner with the loom on my lap and weave. It helps to be tall so you have the thigh room for the loom.

            Now I'm considering getting the 15" model so I can make larger projects. I highly recommend the Cricket.

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            5.0

            Easy entry into weaving

            By AliceFay

            from Georgia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to put together
            • Easy to use
            • Pretty Easy To Put Togeth
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Limit To Complexity
            • Limit To Size Of Piece

            Best Uses

            • Learning How To Weave
            • Making Samples Swatches

            Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

            I had never done weaving before, but was able to put the loom together, and start warping, and weaving, on the first day. I had finished my first project within a day. The results helped me figure out how to choose the best yarn to achieve what I wanted. It has certainly gotten me interested in learning more, and I will eventually, want to buy a more versatile loom, which will allow me to make larger, and more varied, things.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent tool

            By Ellen

            from Tyler, Texas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A lot of fun
            • Portable
            • Quick To Warp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fabric Lengths For Sewing
              • Scarves

              Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

              I should have bought the 15"
              Probably will buy the Schacht Flip Loom
              Definately hooked on weaving

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good loom

              By ElissaKnits

              from Jersey City, NJ

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy instructions

              Cons

              • Assembly

              Best Uses

              • Weaving

              Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

              The instrucions on how to warp the loom are great, I can't wait to use my new loom.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              15

              By pjrothman

              from Sarasota, FL

              Comments about Schacht Cricket Loom:

              Easy to learn principles of weaving. Easy to transport. Good for making smaller projects. When assembling make sure the dowel screws tighten evenly or it will not set level on a table.

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