Fine quality stainless steel reeds manufactured in Finland by Toika who first started making metal reeds 120 years ago.
We keep a range of standard sizes in stock in imperial dent measurements.
Toika reeds will fit many other makes of loom. Most beaters have an adjustable lid that will allow a slightly taller or shorter reed to be secured and used successfully. Please get in touch if you would like to check before ordering whether a Toika reed will fit your loom.
The reeds are all a standard height of 5 inches (125mm) and are always 0.98 inches (25mm) longer than the weaving width supplied. Although a reed that matches the weaving width of your loom is the obvious size to purchase it is also possible to use shorter reed than the weaving width of your loom. Consider a less expensive purchase if you only ever plan to do narrower width cloth perhaps in very fine yarns.
Toika also produce full metal profile stainless reeds which we would always recommend for production weavers or if using a flying shuttle, please get in touch if you would like to discuss placing an order.
We stock a 38 inch (97cm) weaving width reed that fits the Ashford Jack Floor Loom.
Densities are measured as dents per inch or dents per 10 centimetres. For example a 12 dpi reed will space 12 threads per inch if one end is threaded through each dent.
It is possible to have reeds made in any size as special order. Please get in touch if you would like more information or a quote.
Reeds up to 120cm are kept in stock and the prices include delivery using the Parcel Force 48 service which guarantees 2 day delivery on weekdays. Saturday or 24 hour delivery can be arranged at extra cost, please telephone to place your order if you would like to use this service.
Reeds longer than 120cm are sent direct from Toika in Finland. Please phone or email for a quote.
When we are able to reopen to visitors it will be possible to collect reeds and some equipment if preferred.