Many new features, all wood frame, foldable, removable inside sets and more...
(plus applicable taxes and shipping or for pick up on Salt Spring Island)
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SAORI WEAVING LOOMS
The SAORI looms are unique in many ways. One of the most notable features is the ability to change projects at any time - no need to finish one project before replacing one 'inside set' with another.
The SAORI SX60 is the most popular loom. This loom folds for storage or transportation, yet is sturdy when in use. The built in bobbin winder and many other features of this unique loom make it a pleasure to weave with.
High-quality birch wood and tan metal frame.
Folds easily for transport and storage
Built-in bobbin winder and shelf
The warp control pedal lets you advance the warp while remaining seated.
Wire heddles have larger holes to make threading easier.
A ready-made warp is set up on the loom so that you can start weaving after 15 minutes assembly.
Width: 73cm (28")
Depth: 70cm (27") / 23cm (9") when folded
Height: 99cm (39") / 108cm (42") when folded
Weight: 14.7kg (32.4lb)
Weaving Width: 60cm (23")
1 reed (5 dents/cm=12 dents/inch)
2 harnesses (incl. 400 wire heddles)
1 boat shuttle (medium size)
1 bobbin winder (built-in)
1 warp control pedal (built-in)
1 reed hook
1 heddle hook
2 tying rod with cords
150 ready-made warp threads (150 threads x 6m/6.5yds)
SAORI Piccolo Loom - this metal frame loom is foldable and very portable. It adjusts to two heights - one is suitable for children as young as 3 years old, the higher setting is only one inch shorter than the SX-60 loom.
Comes in 3 models - Piccolo Model "C" shown - complete with shelf and bobbin winder.
showing the two heights for weaving
Width: 55cm (21.6")
Depth: 56cm (22") / 74cm (29") when raised / 15cm (5.9") when folded
Height: 81.5cm (32") / 91.5cm (36") when raised
Weight: 6.95kg (15.32lb)
Weaving Width: 40cm (15.8")
$1130 as shown
other models available
SAORI WEAVING BOOKS
Self Innovation Through Free Weaving
By Misao Jo & Kenzo Jo
SAORI Weaving - including its philosophy, weaving and warping techniques, and patterns for making SAORI clothes.
New release in Fall 2012 full of colour photos, step-by-step instructions for warping, weaving techniques, clothing design. Writings by Misao Jo.
The SAORI reference book
Fuku no Katachi ni Suru (or How to make clothes with SAORI cloth) in Japanese - by SAORI Hiroba
SAORI Pattern Book - instructions written in Japanese
Great photos and step-by-step cutting, folding, sewing directions in drawings
Beginner's Clothing Design - by SAORI no Mori
This book has easy to make patterns with very little cutting and sewing to get you started in turning your handwoven cloth into wearable vests, shrugs, poncho-style tops and more
NOW in ENGLISH - with easy to follow, step-by-step diagrams.
Shitate-No-Hon - Japanese pattern book
By SAORI Leaders' Committee
This book is all in Japanese, but the diagrams, measurements and illustrations are easy to follow even if you cannot read the directions.
Kyomo Jiyuni Oru (Japanese only) - NEW Edited by Tatsuya Jo
A new book about SAORI Weaving edited by Tatsuya Jo, one of the grandchildren of the founder, Misao Jo.
This book proposes a creative and relaxing lifestyle in which people enjoy SAORI Weaving in their daily life.
This book is written in Japanese, but it contains many beautiful photos, and visually explains basic techniques such as warping, threading, and weaving.
Tatsuya Jo is a son of Kenzo Jo, and he teaches SAORI Weaving at his own studio "Jota" in Tokyo, Japan.
The title means "I weave freely today, as always".
- a photo book (with Japanese text) with beautiful images of items woven with cloth strips (Sakiori), some in a traditional fashion, some in SAORI-style
- real inspiration
SAORI WEAVING EQUIPMENT & ACCESSORIES
- Small ($41)
- Medium ($55) - this is the shuttle that comes with the loom
- Medium lightweight ($60)
- Large ($84)
Prices from $41
Boat Shuttle with no spindle
Works well with bobbins without flanges - simple to use, good for children, people with special needs and everyone!
This shuttle is especially designed for Sakiori weaving. You can easily set 2 kinds of Sakiori strips onto this shuttle. You can adjust the position of the two pins inside the shuttle in accordance with the weaving width. By making the distance between the two pins equal to the weaving width, you can have the Sakiori strip come out from the shuttle as you need, so you can weave very easily and smoothly. Use SAORI Fabric Cutter to cut the Sakiori strips to weave with this shuttle
Bobbins with Flanges
8 bobbins per package
15 bobbins per package (yarn not included)
(these are also the ones that come with the looms)
The top lifts off the reed so that you can move threads in the warp while weaving. With this tool you can get some very interesting effects in your weaving.
Clipping Tying Rod with tubes
This rod clips the end of the warp threads so you do not have to tie them. This rod enables you to make an easy and speedy set-up of the warps or to cut off one weaving and start weaving again without retying.
An Extra "Inside Set":
2 Heddle Frames
Reed - specify size
Warp extension tube kit (paper pipe, pair of cords, clipping tie rod)
1 Tying rod
(note: inside set does not come with a pre-wound warp)
Total Cost: $375
This is a 'third hand' for holding the cross on your warp while threading. It really makes warping so much easier and let's you design as you go.
Lets you thread the reed and harnesses at a table or other height for ease and convenience. No more bending over the loom to do the threading. Once the warp is threaded, take the harnesses and reed to the loom and wind the warp on.
Great for anyone, anywhere!
Harness Cord Stoppers
These stoppers keep the harness cords in the right position, by preventing the cords from rewinding around the heddle roller.
You need 4 pieces for one 2-harnesses-loom.
$10 per set of 4
SAKIORI CUTTING TOOL
Cutting tool comes with 5 mm cutting blade, also available are extra cutting blades 4mm and 8mm
cutting tool $162
extra cutting blades $85 each
variety in stock
Varied types from $12.50/cone
Black cotton - from 50-300 threads and 6-30 metres
Black wool - from 50-300 threads and 6-30 metres
variety in stock
Limited Edition Pre-wound Warp
Colours, number of threads, length and materials vary by availability
Previous editions have included wool, silk, cotton and organic cotton
*Please note: Prices do not include HST/GST (where applicable).
Many of the SAORI looms and SAORI weaving accessories are kept in stock, please inquire about availability.
All prices for SAORI weaving looms, books, equipment and yarn are for pick-up on Salt Spring Island
and are shipped from Japan by surface mail (6-8 weeks from time of order if not already in stock).
Additional charges for expedited shipping methods.
Shipping to your location can easily be arranged - shipping charges are applied for method of your choice.