Saori Japan have just released a new upgraded model of the SAORI SX60 Folding Loom
This is an all wood folding loom with all of the features of the SX60 plus more. All reeds, shafts and other attachments are shared with the SX60. Loom requires assembly.
Main new features:
Lighter weight with wooden birch frame - 14 kg
New warp control system without wire. You can still wind on your weaving from the sitting position.
Breast beam has improved design.
Harness cord stoppers are included on the loom
A clipping rod is included with the loom. Attach your weaving threads F A S T.
The depth of the reed racer is wider allowing a easier glide for the boat shuttle in weaving.For more details see here.
WX60 Folding Loom $1690.00 ($30 – $60 delivery at cost in Australia)
SAORI SX60 Folding Loom
Compact, folding and portable. Only 23cms in depth when folded. See here.
This beautifully designed two shaft loom comes with an on-board bobbin winder, reed, reed hook, heddle hook, a built in shelf, boat shuttle, bobbins, 400 wire heddles, a foot controlled warp control lever (brake release) to wind on where you sit and a ready-to-go pre-wound warp. This means you can get weaving and creating immediately. (Warp is 30 cms wide x 6 metres) Loom is assembled.
The loom is operated by two lightweight foot pedals so there is no fiddling with levers to operate the loom, keeping your hands free to focus on colour, weaving and creating. See the detail here. SX60 Folding Loom $1655.00 (approx. $80 – $120 delivery at cost in Australia)
You can learn to create your own coloured warps or simply purchase additional pre-wound warps which come in a variety of widths to suit clothing, scarves, banners, tablerunners and belts, and a range of lengths – 6, 12,20 and 30 metres. This gives you the ability to weave many items on the same warp.
With the addition of an ‘inside set’ consisting of 2 extra shafts and a reed, you’ll be able to swap over warps at any time enabling two or more people to share the loom with their own separate projects! Great for sharing with a child or friend or in a workshop situation.
Have the option of converting your loom to a four shaft with the additional conversion kit. See below.
Other available models
- SX604H and WX604H with 4 shafts. A four shaft loom version is available with a spring system and 6 pedals with easy-to-change tieup. A 4 shaft conversion kit for the two shaft loom can also be purchased. (Note: a pre-wound warp isn’t included as part of the 4 shaft loom) The four shaft spring system is a sinking shed system. This means when you depress one of the pedals, the shafts tied to this pedal will come down whilst the others stay where they are. This allows smooth shed openings for you to weave through even when an unbalanced weave pattern tie up is used, e.g. 1/3 twill. You can easily convert the loom to a two shaft by removing 2 of the shafts (with care) or simply thread the plain weave pattern through all the four shafts. To extensively use your 4 shaft loom as a two shaft you should also consider a heddle roller to convert it to a simple counterbalanced operation like the standard WX60 and SX60.
- SX60H with increased floor to breast beam height. The breast beam is 5cm higher than the SX60 above and has space for second optional warp beam. Good for enjoying double beam weaving effects, for example exploring different tensions in textiles.
SAORI 60 Traditional Style
This beautiful and sturdy, high quality birch wood two shaft loom also arrives with an on-board bobbin winder, reed, reed hook, heddle hook, a built in shelf, boat shuttle, bobbins, 400 wire heddles with larger holes, a hand operated warp control lever (brake release) to wind on where you sit and a ready-to-go pre-wound warp. An optional leg attachment is also available to raise the height of the loom by 5 cms. See here for more detail.
Also available with four shafts..
Saori 60A – Accessible Loom
This loom is the same as the one above but has an adjustable height which can be used to provide wheelchair access. Also great for taller weavers. See more detail .
The Saori Piccolo loom is the ultimate lightweight and travel floor loom. It features a 2 shaft counterbalance loom with two floor pedals in a chrome plated metal finish. Easy to fold and weighing only 7 kilos. It’s the loom to take out and about. Has two adjustable heights – one suitable for a child the other for you! See more detail.
Compare the looms
See this Saori loom comparison chart for further specifications and information on the differences between the looms.