Balfour & Co. x Mirrix Looms

We are very excited to announce a partnership with Balfour & Co. with a brand new rug loom starter package, individual loom package and weaving kit. 

balfour and co x mirrix looms

These packages and the kit have been built specifically to go with Balfour & Co.’s rug weaving class which begins on September 27th. You can learn more about the class and sign up here. Included in the class will be bonus content featuring a Mirrix loom.

These items are all available for pre-order now and will begin shipping in early to mid September to arrive in time for the class to begin on September 27th.

Balfour & Co. x Mirrix Rug Loom Starter Package

-A 16” or 28” Loom with an extended shed
Two warp coils: 4 and 5 dents, an extended shedding device and handle, two extended wooden clips, warping bar, flat wrench, Allen wrench, warp coil/spring bar, and written instructions.
-A Balfour & Co. yarn kit in one of four colorways (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) that includes five 250g cones of weft yarn and one 500g cone of warp yarn. This is an exclusive rug yarn manufactured specially for Balfour & Co. 
-Two wooden stick shuttles
-A plastic comb 
-A wooden tapestry bobbin
-A tapestry needle 

Balfour & Co. x Mirrix "Just The Loom' Rug Loom Package

-A 16” or 28” Loom with an extended shed
Two warp coils: 4 and 5 dents, an extended shedding device and handle, two extended wooden clips, warping bar, flat wrench, Allen wrench, warp coil/spring bar, and written instructions.

Balfour & Co. x Mirrix Kit 

-A Balfour & Co. yarn kit in one of four colorways (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) that includes five 250g cones of weft yarn and one 500g cone of warp yarn. This is an exclusive rug yarn manufactured specially for Balfour & Co. This is an exclusive rug yarn manufactured specially for Balfour & Co. 
-Two wooden stick shuttles
-A plastic comb 
-A wooden tapestry bobbin
-A tapestry needle 

Heddles

You can pre-order longer heddles for the extended shed here. Alternatively, you can make your own heddles. This is how: 

Cut twenty-four-inch lengths of your heddle material (cotton crochet thread, linen warp or single-ply cotton warp all work well), one for each heddle you will make. Loop a length of your heddle material around a piece of cardboard 5 3/4” long. Secure the ends by making a loop with both ends and pulling the ends through that loop.

In order to get the knot to sit right next to the of edge of the cardboard, slip a needle into the knot before it is pulled tight and push the knot toward the edge of the cardboard to tighten it. Trim off the ends of the heddles to within a quarter of an inch of the knot. 

This video shows you how to make heddles. Make sure to make yours the size described above.