Table looms offer some advantages for the weaver not found in other looms. They are designed to take up less space but can offer 4, 8 or 12-shafts for very complex weaving. This means they are great for a first time weaver, just getting their feet wet, but can address the needs of an experienced weaver wishing for a sample loom.
While they can be table looms with hand operated "treadles," some can be set up with a special table that permits some foot treadles. Many fold and thus are easy to transport to gathering or to store out of the way. How you weave on a table loom is nearly identical to a floor loom, so starting out with this type of loom is a good way to learn to weave but at a much lower cost than a floor loom.
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