Gateway to other looms…

Posted by on December 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm.

I knew when I purchased my 32″ Kromski Harp, it was simply the gateway to other looms.  The fact I’m receiving another so early was unexpected…

Mirrix Loom

Say hello to the Mirrix Loom-16 inch Big Sister with shed. This loom is made in the United States and I should receive it tomorrow. Just look at it, even if it wasn’t functional it would be lovely in your home!

But it’s more than a beautiful work of art. It’s a loom after all and it can be used to make beaded and tapestry pieces. I plan to use it for both. So why can’t I use my Kromski? The tension on my Kromski is fine for cloth, but it’s definitely not tight enough to do some of my beadwork designs.

Thinking back, my first experience with weaving was potholders made on a rinky dink plastic loom when I was a child. My first serious loom was a  beaded loom that I’d purchased in my twenties. I loved that loom, but after making a few items with that I moved on to making numerous off the loom beaded pieces. The reason was simple, I’d outgrown the small beaded loom that I had, and instead of making an upgrade I just started working off loom. It’s high time I return back to a loom for my beads, don’t you think?

No additional purchases needed

The loom is about the only thing I needed to purchase and at a price of $292.99 that’s a good thing, wouldn’t you agree? I still have a lot gorgeous beads, findings, and an assortment of jewelry tools to get the creative juices flowing. I look forward to migrating to a large loom for some of my big beading projects.

 

 

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