Schacht Variable Dent Reeds for Cricket and Flip Looms
Mix and match dents in one reed for limitless options in woven textures and effects! The variable dent reed is a rigid heddle reed frame with interchangeable 5, 8, 10, and 12 dent sections of reed. Each section is 2-3/8” in width, and you can mix and match these sections to create your own custom reed. The overall weaving width will be slightly narrower than a traditional reed.
Combine yarns of different weights in the same warp or create an alternately dense and spaced effect with a single yarn. Incorporate small amounts of your precious handspun yarn on a base of thinner yarn, or weave with rag strips and thin cotton at the same time. Let your imagination be your guide!
Choose the length that corresponds to your Cricket of Flip loom's width. The length of the reed determines how many variable dent segments are included:
- 10": 2 each of 5D, 8D, 10D, and 12D
- 15": 4 each of 5D and 8D, 3 each of 10D and 12D
- 20": 6 of 5D, 4 each of 8D, 10D, and 12D
- 25": 8 each of 5D and 8D, 5 each of 10D and 12D
- 30": 9 each of 5D and 8D, 6 each of 10D and 12D
You can also purchase additional variable dent segments separately.