38" Zeus Loom
Included: Four coils: 8, 12, 14, 18 dents, shedding device and handle, two large wooden clips, warping bar, flat wrench, allen wrench, coil bar and written instructions.
(Please note that step-by-step instructions with detailed photographs are available online here.)
This is as big as a portable Mirrix Loom gets. Inspired by a customer who wanted a big enough loom to weave a standard Navajo size rug, we designed this loom for those of you who think big. Engineered just like the 32 inch loom, the 38 inch loom will satisfy those of you who really wanted a floor loom but could not justify the expense or give up all that space to house it. On this 38 inch wide loom you can weave a piece 35 inches wide and 46 inches long.
The Zeus Loom comes with a great story. He exists because a customer, who had been weaving on a traditional Navajo loom, called me up to ask if we had a loom that could accommodate a weaving 35 inches wide and 40 inches tall. I said no because at the time the Joni Loom was our largest loom. She wanted to transfer her piece off the Navajo loom and onto a Mirrix. It was just crazy enough that I wanted to be part of this. I told her I would have manufacturing make two 38 inch wide looms and I would have one sent to her and one sent to me. If we both thought the loom was viable, she would be obligated to buy it. We then figured out a way for her to transfer her weaving onto the Mirrix. She received the loom, she loved the loom and she transferred her weaving onto it and finished it without a hitch. That was one happy customer. Since then many customers have enjoyed the size of this loom that has the consideration to produce large tapestries while not taking over your studio.
Who Should Choose This Loom?
The 38" Zeus Loom is designed for those people who want to weave the largest tapestry you can weave on a Mirrix Loom. Combine it with the Mirrix Treadle and Mirrix Stand and you've got a floor loom without the cost or footprint of one. Not only is it great for large-scale tapestries, but it's wonderful for weaving small area rugs. Double top and bottom beams make this loom incredibly strong for the perfect tension every weaver needs. You can weave a piece 35 inches wide and 46 inches long.
Remember, you can always weave smaller pieces on our larger looms. You can also weave large bead pieces on the larger looms although they are more often used for tapestry.