The Flip, Schacht's folding rigid heddle loom, is comfortable, compact, sturdy, and a pleasure to weave on. Designed for high performance, this loom folds in a jiffy for storage or transport. It is ideal for plain weaves and pick-up patterns.
Choose three different weaving modes: use the rear leg for hooking to a table edge, clamp it to a table for stand-up weaving, or install it on the convenient trestle stand. Warping is fast and easy using the direct warping method. With the Flip Bag, you can easily take Flip along with you.
The fine-toothed nylon ratchets provide precise tension control and the conveniently located heddle blocks on the sides of the loom hold the rigid heddle in the up, down, or neutral position. Heddles are available in 5, 8, 10 and 12 dents per inch and are made of durable ABS plastic, with large eyes and slots. Note that we ship these with a 10-dent heddle unless you note otherwise. We do that because we have found that to be the most versatile first heddle for weavers new to a rigid heddle loom.
The designed-in two-heddle capabilities make it easy and natural to weave with two heddles. This allows you to double the number of threads per inch, making finer woven cloth possible. It, also, extends the patterning possibilities.
The top cross braces allow long warps, up to 5-6 yards (depending on yarn weight and winding paper), to be wound on the beams without impacting the size of the shed.
Flip is available in 15”, 20”, 25”, and 30" weaving widths, and includes one 10-dent heddle/reed*, warping peg, 2 shuttles, 2 clamps, threading hook, and complete warping and weaving instructions for both direct and pre-measured warping methods.
Note that the Flip Stand is optional and sold separately.
You may download a free digital copy of the Flip Warping and Weaving Instruction Manual by selecting it in the dropdown box above.
*if you prefer a 5-, 8- or 12-dent heddle instead, please note that in the order comments.