A Large Tapestry Loom

One of Mirrix's three large looms will be the best fit for you. 

The 28" McKinley Loom

The 28” McKinley Loom can make a piece 25” x 59” and comes standard with the shedding device. It only weighs 12 lbs so it is relatively portable. You can learn more about the 28” loom here: https://www.mirrixlooms.com/collections/looms/products/28-mckinley-loom

The 32" Joni Loom

The 32” Joni Loom can make a piece 29” x 59” and comes standard with the shedding device. You can learn more about the 32” loom here: https://www.mirrixlooms.com/collections/looms/products/32-joni-loom

The 38" Zeus Loom

The 38" Zeus Loom can make a piece 35" x 61” and comes standard with the shedding device. You can learn more about the 38” loom here: https://www.mirrixlooms.com/collections/looms/products/38-zeus-loom 

What else might you want?

-Heddles. You only need these if you are using the shedding device. You can either purchase pre-made ones, or make your own. We have instructions on this page.

-Warp. Warp can come in a variety of different fibers including cotton, linen
or wool. Your warp is going to be under extreme tension and therefore has to be very strong. You should not be able to easily break it just using your hands. We love Bockens Seine Twine and Navajo Wool Warp.

-A Tapestry Beater. Tapestry beaters are available in wood, metal or a combination of the two. We sell two wooden versions. This weighted one is a great choice. You can also use a simple fork or pick up one of these neat weighted fork tapestry beaters.

-Weft. The most important quality in a tapestry yarn (which is the weft) is beauty. It doesn’t have to be warm or soft or have any of the yarn qualities you would want for making a sweater. It just has to be beautiful and available in whatever colors you want. If you were to spin your own tapestry yarn you would use the fleece from a sheep with long, lustrous locks. You would not use the fiber from something like a Merino Sheep which has short fuzzy fleece. Short fuzzy fleece is warm, but it does not usually make for pretty tapestry yarn.

Optional:
Tapestry bobbins
A tapestry needle (especially if you are not using the shedding device)

You’ll also want some basic supplies like a good pair of scissors and a measuring tape.

Accessories

The Electric Spencer Treadle
To make tapestry weaving even faster on a Mirrix Loom, you can add the treadle which allows you to change the shed with your feet, making the process faster. The electric treadle is our electrified version.

The Mirrix Sitting/Standing Loom Stand
Although the stand is not necessary to use with the treadle, combined the stand and treadle can turn your Mirrix Loom into a tapestry floor loom. And, of course, the Mirrix stand can just be used with a loom and no treadle.