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Kromski Pick Up Sticks

by Kromski
Original price $7.60 - Original price $15.30
Original price
$7.60
$7.60 - $15.30
Current price $7.60
Size: 20 cm / 8 inch
Finish: Clear

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There are several ways to add texture and visual appeal to work done on a rigid heddle loom. One is with the use of a Kromski pick-up stick.

Pick-up sticks are flat pieces of wood that are sized to work with your loom. If you have purchased our Kromski Harp Forte Rigid Heddle Loom, you will notice that it comes with one pick-up stick. One end is beveled to help you use it.

Delivery time

Kromski spinning wheels, looms & fiber preparation tools typically ship in 1-3 business days, unless otherwise noted.



How is it used? The stick is used behind your heddle. One way to look at it is that with a pick-up stick you trick your loom into thinking it is something it is not; you temporarily change the way the warp interacts with the slots and holes on the heddle. The result is a stunning range of patterns.

With the heddle in the down shed position, pick up the slot threads behind the heddle using the beveled end of the pick-up stick. One pattern, for example, requires every other one of these slot threads to be picked up – over, under, over, under… Once the stick is completely inserted, bring it forward to the heddle and put it on edge. You can see how this imparts a different, temporary shed opening.

There are a number of books and videos that address the use of pick-up sticks. Some sample patterns are shown right. Whatever you are weaving, give it a special look using your pick-up stick.

Features:
Available Lengths
8"
12"
16"
24"
32"
Solid Wood with a Clear Lacquer Finish or Walnut Finish

Pick Up Sticks are Sold Individually

About Kromski & Sons

Leon Kromski began a wood turning business in 1918 and operated it until 1939 when the impact of WWII and Communism made it impossible to continue. Today the family business is continued by Leon’s sons: Wojciech & Daniel Kromski. Their principal products are spinning wheels – now numbering 7 very distinct and well engineered models, and in 2001, Kromski developed and launched the very popular rigid heddle loom, the Kromski Harp, followed shortly by the Presto. Kromski also manufactures accessories for spinning and weaving, such as spinning stools, niddy noddies, and shuttles.