Beautiful looms for weavers and crafters
Saori looms are very compact floor looms with an array of easy-to-use accessories. Available as foldable or small “footprint’ space saving styles the looms fit into any home. They can be transported and moved around easily but are capable of weaving long lengths suited to clothing and interior textiles similar to much larger looms. With our busy, rushed lifestyles the Saori system of weaving lets you spend most of your creative energy at a loom weaving and relaxing rather than preparing to weave.
Imported from Sakaiseiki in Japan, a Saori loom is an investment in creativity that won’t devalue or become outdated over time. See how the loom works!
Curiousweaver Studio has all of the Saori looms available to see and try – WX60, SX60, Saori CH60 and Piccolo40. The 4 shaft loom is also available. All prices are Australian GST inclusive. See a comparison of all the looms.
SAORI WX60 Folding Loom
This beautifully designed wooden two shaft loom is a dream to weave on. Designed especially for weavers and crafters today who are busy and need to relax in comfort at the loom while creating unique textiles.
The WX60 loom is compact, folding and portable. Only 23cms in depth when folded. Perfect to stow away in an instant.
The loom is operated by two very 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.
Loom requires assembly and new full detailed Australian instructions are provided with video. We also offer an assembly service for anyone who comes to pick up their loom from the studio. Full assembly is $40.00. If you don’t have the resources to assemble a loom the Saori SX60 is a better option – this is a special order and will be delivered fully assembled.
- Light weight wooden birch frame – 12.3 kg
- Warp control system to wind on your weaving from the sitting position.
- Long distance from breast beam to reed to see more of your weaving and designs as you go.
- Harness cord stoppers are included on the loom.
- Wide reed racer depth allowing a easier glide for the boat shuttle in weaving.
- Also included is over $300.00 extras not normally included with other brand looms. The on-board bobbin winder, 15 plastic bobbins and a boat shuttle, 5dpc (12dpi) stainless steel reed, reed hook, heddle hook, built in shelf, 400 wire heddles on 2 shafts, foot controlled warp control lever/brake release and a 150 thread (30cms in width) x 6 metre long pre-wound black cotton warp.
- A clipping rod is included with the loom. Attach your weaving threads F A S T.
The WX60 loom has additional optional features such as loom wheels to easily roll it around in the folded position and heighteners to add another 5cms or 10cms to the loom height if required.
For more details see here.
WX60 Folding Loom $1955.00. ($30 – $200 delivery at cost in Australia) In Stock
SAORI SX60 Folding Loom
If don’t have the resources to assemble a loom this loom comes fully assembled.
Compact, folding and portable. Only 23cms in depth when folded.
This beautifully designed two shaft loom is made from metal tubing with wooden components. It comes with an on-board bobbin winder, reed, reed hook, heddle hook, a clipping rod, 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. (Warp is 30 cms wide x 6 metres) Loom is fully assembled and threaded ready to weave on.
All accessories and pre-wound warps are shared with the WX60 loom. Normally special order.
See the detail here. $2008.00 in stock
The SX60H with increased floor to breast beam height is also available by special order. This is made from metal tubing and is fully assembled. 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.
Four Shaft Conversion Kit
All looms have the option of a four shaft conversion kit. You can convert the loom into a four shaft loom in 15 minutes. You can then weave any four shaft pattern such as twills, waffle weave and double weave.
The loom will then have six pedals with a simple clip tie up and wide shed action. 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 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 two of the shafts (with care) or simply thread the plain weave pattern through all the four shafts. See the loom with four shafts $671.00 In stock
Two looms in one for a fraction of the price
Saori looms are enriched with the the addition of an optional ‘inside set’ consisting of two extra shafts, paper pipe, back rod and cord, clipping rod and a reed. This really gives you two looms in one and saves so much energy and time!
A warp can be removed from the loom and another put on in its place at any time. You can share a loom or just change over projects for a fresh change while preserving all the threading and set up of each project. See how to remove and re-attach an inside set. In stock. $468.00. Also available for the Piccolo $310.00
Extended Features for all looms
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. See more in Accessories.
Other available models
The four shaft loom in the WX60, SX60 or Saori CH60 Traditional can also be ordered. (Note: a pre-wound warp isn’t included as part of the 4 shaft loom). 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.
Saori WX90 – W I D E
The WX90 is now available for special order. The same beautiful two shaft counterbalanced system and folding style as the WX60 loom but wider at 90cms in weaving width. See my first warp up and weave with it. Comes with a 5dpc stainless steel reed, built in bobbin winder, shelf, two shafts each with 315 nickel plated wire heddles with large eyes, a clipping rod, warp control pedal with hand lever attachment, reed and heddle hooks, boat shuttle, packet of 15 bobbins, tying rod and cords. (note: a pre-wound warp or paper pipe is not included with this model). The loom requires assembly like the WX60. This loom is a special order only, although I currently have stock. $3008.00 Special order
Also recommended as an additional accessory – Winding lever for the cloth beam – $31.00
SAORI CH60 Traditional Style
This beautiful and sturdy non-foldable traditional loom is perfect for that small loom space which doesn’t need to be stowed away or transported. The high quality birch wood two shaft loom arrives with an on-board bobbin winder, reed, reed hook, heddle hook, a built in shelf, boat shuttle, clipping rod, 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 (threaded on arrival). Requires some assembly. An optional leg attachment is also available to raise the height of the loom by 5 cms. See here for more detail. $2076.00 in stock
Also available with four shafts.
Saori CH60A – 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 . Also see more information on accessibility adaptation tools for the loom.
The Saori Piccolo 40 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. The on-board bobbin winder can be removed and used at a table too. It’s the loom to take out and about. It’s the loom to spread weaving around. Has two adjustable heights – one suitable for a child the other for you! See more detail.
New model has built-in shelf, clamp, bobbin winder, medium shuttle, a pack of plastic bobbins, reed and heddle hook, tying rod with cords, a threaded 100 thread x 6 metre pre wound warp and a clipping rod. An inside set is also available – $310.00. Loom is freighted fully assembled. $1468.00 plus freight. You will receive a complimentary Curiousweaver pattern for making a travelling Piccolo carry bag too. On backorder.
Compare the looms
See Saori Loom Comparison chart 2017 for further specifications and information on the differences between the looms.