Introduction to Weaving
To begin weaving, most beginner weavers buy an Erica, with 4 shafts which will be adequate for a whole year of learning. The Erica is light, easy to carry to class and to a local social weaving group.
With more experience, and the need for 8 shafts, weavers buy a Jane table loom.
For ergonomic posture and comfortable weaving both these looms are more comfortable with a stand and a stool.
A huge variety of weave structures can be accomplished on either a 4 shaft or 8 shaft loom.