THE BRINKLEY LOOM

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A hand-operated loom for weaving beautiful fabrics using yarn, fleece and other materials.

It is quick to set up, easy to use and takes up very little space when stored.

MADE IN HEREFORDSHIRE

Mr Powell, in our nearest village, makes the wooden frames, sticks and shuttles.

We work with a plastics factory in Hereford to produce the fins, which my husband Julian puts together to make the heddles.

I weave with, demonstrate and sell the looms at many wonderful wool fairs and events and at my workshops.

EASY TO USE

The warping technique is very simple; you can prepare the loom and start weaving in as little as 15 minutes. All you need is a broom stick and a standard sized table to clamp the frame onto!

It is possible to weave a 2 metre length in a day – from warping to finishing off the tassels.

Brinkley Looms are ideal for all ages and useful for quick projects or making several pieces to be sewn together.

VERSATILE & CONVENIENT

Many yarn types can be used, providing the warp is strong enough and fits into the heddle spaces. The weft can be any width, and many a material or yarn can be used.

A Brinkley Loom can be stored flat, even mid-weave: under a bed, behind a door or in any other narrow space. You will no longer have to choose between weaving and having dinner at your table!

LARGE LOOM

120 SPACE HEDDLE

(45” x 25”)  WHICH WEAVES 18” WIDTH.

Includes Sticks, Shuttles  & instruction DVD

£320 plus P&P  (£25 within UK)

MEDIUM LOOM

70 SPACE HEDDLE

(46” x 16”)  WHICH WEAVES 11” WIDTH.

Includes Sticks, Shuttles  & instruction DVD

£230 plus P&P  (£20 within UK)

SMALL LOOM

50 SPACE HEDDLE

(48” X 13”)  WHICH WEAVES 8” WIDTH.

Includes Sticks, Shuttles  & instruction DVD

£185 plus P&P  (£15 within UK)

LOVELY COMMENTS FROM BRINKLEY LOOM OWNERS

“Such an easy loom to use. So quick to warp and get weaving.”

"I found your Brinkley Loom DVD excellent - just the right pace and so much better than mere written instructions."

“I love my loom!”

“Puts the pleasure back into weaving!”

“A fantastically simple way to make something beautiful.”

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ABOUT THE BRINKLEY LOOM

Jane weaving on a Brinkley Loom

Brinkley looms were invented by a Mr. Pink, who lived in the village of Brinkley somewhere in East Anglia. His granddaughter, Sarah, has told me a bit about him: he was never a weaver, but an inventor and observer, and he must have watched some weaving being done and thought “I could find an easier way to do this!” The result was a loom based on two main elements.

Firstly, a wooden frame (much like those used for large tapestries) onto which the warp is wound, using what is surely the most efficient technique, involving a broomstick and two chairs! This method always makes people smile, particularly those who have spent hours warping a “normal” loom.

The other main part of the loom is the heddle. This unique heddle aligns and separates the warp threads and with it the weaver makes the shed through which she or he lays the weft. It also serves to beat down the weft and assists in moving the work around the frame.

A major difference which makes this fabulous loom stand out is its ability to be stored flat, and even mid-weave – whether it be under a bed, behind a door or in any other narrow space. You will no longer have to choose between weaving and having dinner at your table!

There are three widths of loom available, which enable a textile of up to 2m long to be woven. These lengths are wonderful as stand-alone pieces, or you can sew them together into garments or throws. Everyone has a different style, and many a material or yarn type can be used for the weft, providing the warp is strong enough and fits into the heddle spaces.

The first Brinkley looms I used were supplied by Peter Wood from Harrogate. He had bought the patent from Mr Pink, who wasn’t as good at selling looms as he was at inventing them. Peter had a good business selling the Brinkleys to the educational market during a weaving revival in the 1980’s. He supplied me for a few years and then decided to pass the business onto us.

We are now the only supplier of Brinkley Looms in the UK. You can buy them at my Etsy shop, from one of my Workshops or at any of the events I attend, where I also demonstrate how to use them.

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