The Leclerc Bergere is a small table loom perfectly suited to introduce a beginner weaver to the world of hand-weaving. While it is low cost and simple to operate, it enables the beginner to learn all the basic weaving concepts while they create beautiful material with matched colours and assortment of different yarns in the weft.
While the Rigid Heddle loom is designed to primarily weave plain weave fabric, as the weaver advances, they will find that the range of designs that can be woven with this loom are endless. With the help of a pick-up stick, it is also possible to make many different designs in the woven material. The loom can also be used to do small tapestry projects or wall hangings.
The Bergere Rigid Heddle Loom is ideal for younger weavers who want to learn weaving. The imagination and creativity shown by youngsters in designing with various colors and textures of weft is amazing and anything from material for clothing, placemats or even narrow bands to construct head and armbands are possible.
Like the larger Leclerc floor and table looms, the Bergere is designed with both a warp and a cloth beam that enable the weaver to wind on many yards of fabric with a finished width of up to 24 inches (60cm). Crank handles on the side allow he cloth to be advanced as the weaving progresses. Both beams have ratchet mechanisms to allow the weaver to apply a high degree of tension to the warp. A rigid heddle is included through which the warp travels. By positioning this rigid heddle higher or lower than the path of the warp threads, the weaver can create a shed wide enough to pass a boat or stick shuttle through with the weft yarn. The rigid heddle or the flat shuttle can then be used to evenly beat the weft into place.
The dimensions and ordering information for the Leclerc Bergere loom are listed below:
|Loom||Bergere Loom||Bergere Loom with
2 Rigid Heddles
|Width||Weaving||24" (60 cm)||Overall Loom||26 3/4" (68 cm)|
|Depth||20" (51 cm)|
|Height||11 1/2" (30 cm)|
|Shipping Weight||10 lb (4.54 kg)|
The Bergere loom comes with just about everything needed to weave except the yarn itself and we can help you select what you need for your first project. The loom package includes shuttles, a Rigid Heddle and even a set of Warping Pegs to wind the warp. The loom comes with a set of instruction books that teaches the basics of weaving. A full list of what comes with the loom is below:
While the basic loom comes with everything required, additional Rigid Heddles to handle larger or smaller warp yarn sizes may be required for some projects. These are available in either Metal or Styrene (plastic) versions.
|ADDITIONAL 24" WIDE RIGID HEDDLES|
Rigid Heddles are also available in other widths and sizes for other looms. For a complete list of what is available, see our Rigid Heddle Price List.
A conversion kit is also available to convert a Bergere with a single Rigid Heddle to enable it to support 2 Rigid Heddles. More information is available here
|Bergere Conversion Kit|
|88800-0234||Kit to Install a Second
Rigid Heddle to 2530-0001
Check out our Manual Section for downloadable assembly instructions for this and other Leclerc looms and weaving accessories. Information is also provided on upgrades and accessories. If you are not sure which Leclerc loom you own see our Leclerc Loom Guide to help identify the model.
Besides Leclerc's I Weave, You Weave we have a number of other books on this subject which include: The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving, Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving and a Rigid Heddle Weaving video.
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