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How to Choose a Mirrix Loom

(from our website http://www.mirrixlooms.com/beginnersguide.html)

 

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Which loom is right for me?

We get this question a lot at Mirrix Looms. How do you choose just one? First, ask yourself a few questions. Do you want to weave beads, tapestry, both or something else like paper or wire? Do you want to use the shedding device? How important is being able to take your loom places with you? Do you want to be able to weave large pieces or several small pieces at one time?

If you want to weave small, beaded pieces such as bracelets or necklaces and do not want to use the shedding device, the 5″ Mini Mirrix or the 8″ Lani Loom (without the shedding device) will work fine for you.

If you want to weave larger bead tapestries or want to weave more than one beaded piece at the same time, the 12″ Little Guy, the 16″ Big Sister or the 22″ Zach Loom all work great. (If you want to weave very big bead pieces the larger looms would be appropriate.)

If you are a tapestry weaver, choose any of the looms that have a shedding device and base your decision simply on how big a piece you plan to weave. If you want to simulate using a floor loom, one of the two bigger looms and the stand and treadle work great!

For the undecided weaver stick with a middle-sized loom like the 16″ Big Sister or the 22″ Zach Loom. You can use (or not use) the shedding device and can weave almost anything including beads and tapestry on those looms.

Check out our Pinterest Board “How To Choose Your First Mirrix Loom”

Download our free ebook “Mirrix Loom Basics” or “Weaving is Easy” to help you decide which loom is best for you!

 

3 Responses to How to Choose a Mirrix Loom

  1. Anita Lunsford - Reply

    May 19, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I am interested in purchasing a Mirrix loom for my birthday next month but am not sure of which one is best. I would like to do beading and tapestry weaving combinations. Which loom is best for me?

  2. Anita Lunsford - Reply

    May 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I am interested in purchasing a Mirrix loom next month for my birthday. I do bead weaving by hand and with a handmade loom I have. I am interested in also incorporating tapestry in with beading to do jewelry and small purses, etc. Which loom is best for me?

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