Kromski Harp Loom
Perhaps the most popular rigid heddle loom in North America. If you are new to weaving, proceed with confidence as the Kromski Harp Loom will prepare you for a lifetime of weaving – what you learn on a Harp all carries forward to a larger loom. Size, price point and the Harp package of accessories make it a perfect loom.
Are you new to weaving? If you would like to see what can be done on a Kromski Harp, weavings by students in a class for beginners, look here. You too can create interesting projects on a Kromski Harp Loom.
A Kromski Rigid Heddle Loom is the perfect platform to explore weaving for a beginner and a rigid heddle loom will be an important loom in any weaver’s studio. Learn what weaving with a Kromski Harp Loom is all about.
The Kromski Harp Loom ships with instructions for a first project – placemats.
When you introduce a new product, you want to set new standards. The Kromski rigid heddle loom does that, with several innovative features. The Kromski Harp Loom has a warping board integral to its design; turn over the loom and you can make your warp (five yards plus). When you get ready to travel, take your Harp with you; it folds to be more compact (with the warp attached) and fits neatly into the Kromski tote bag (optional). The overall look of the Harp is also striking; European alder wood with a clear finish, lots of curves and turned pieces. Your Harp comes with a 10-dent heddle, 2 stick shuttles, a pick-up stick, threading hook, 2 clamps, a warping peg, warping board pegs and the very helpful “Warp Helper”. The Kromski Tote, extra heddles, extra heddle blocks (for more complex weaving) and stands are available separately. Loom sizes: 16″, 24″ and 32″ (actual weaving widths are slightly smaller). You will weave great music on the Kromski Harp!
Is the Harp in your future?
What might you do when you retire? Or when you are looking for a new pastime?
John Heater was turning 65 and would be retiring soon. His sister-in-law had a spinning wheel and John began to use it and to make yarn. You might say that was just the beginning. What to do with the yarn? Like many people with too much yarn or a new interest in spinning, John’s next move was to the Kromski Harp rigid heddle loom.
John found his calling. He learned to weave and enjoyed sharing his new pastime with others. He spends a lot of time volunteering at the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, a historic farm museum in Piqua, Ohio as well as at craft fairs and farmer’s markets. John has been weaving now for 3 years and has completed 570 projects on his Harp. These pictures show some of his creative work. Join the fun.
Folded, the Kromski Harp Loom will store easily or allow you to transport it to workshops, to the cabin in the woods, or to the beach (This part went next to the 2nd picture)
The Harp as a Warping Board
The Kromski loom does double duty as a warping board. Create a small warp or a large one, but you don’t need to purchase extra equipment to do it.