Get To Know Your Loom Online Course: Week Three

WEEK THREE OF MIRRIX'S "GET TO KNOW YOUR LOOM" ONLINE COURSE!

  • Accessories to get the most out of your Mirrix Loom
  • Learning resources



Thank you for taking our online course! As usual, let us know if you have any questions!

Get 10% off any one loom accessory (items listed here) valid for two months from today’s date with code knowyourmirrix at checkout. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Only valid on mirrixlooms.com.

Accessories

FOR TAPESTRY WEAVING

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

This video shows weaving with the electric treadle

The Shasta Combs
These combs essentially turn a Mirrix Loom into a simple frame loom (read: very simple to use) but with the amazing Mirrix tensioning system and the ability to use the Mirrix shedding device. The combs are not meant to replace our current warping system, which offers the advantage of putting on a warp that is longer than the loom itself as well as a variety of warp setts, but to provide an additional warping method that is very fast and simple. The Shasta Combs can also allow one to weave a tapestry/fiber piece (of limited lengths) with no warp-ends to finish. 

The Mirrix 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. You can even put more than one smaller loom on a stand at one time.

Bottom Spring Kit 
While we don’t usually recommend a bottom spring kit for most tapestry weaving, those who weave small-scale tapestry, ie: tapestry where you’re using more than 20 ends per inch, find it helpful. It functions to organize your warp on the bottom beam while you’re warping. 

Loom Extenders
If you have a 12″, 16″ or 22″ loom and want to weave something longer than is possible on that loom, loom extenders are the perfect solution. From belts to guitar straps, these nifty extenders add between 13″ and 24″ of length to a loom.

Add-On Bottom Beam
If you want more space between your front and back warps (note: not a larger shed), this accessory is for you.

Extra Shedding Device
Adding a second shedding device to your Mirrix will allow you to use techniques in your tapestry weaving such as twill weave, basket weave and tabby weave. These fancy and fun techniques will take your tapestry weaving to the next level. 

Extra Warping Bar Kit
Worried about wasting warp? This kit gives you an extra warping bar, eliminating warp from the back of your loom. It also allows you to more easily get your hand behind your weaving since there is only one layer of warp.

FOR BEAD WEAVING

The No Warp-Ends Kit
We’re always looking for ways to make weaving easier, and we found a great way to avoid having to finish those pesky ends when weaving beads! The No Warp-Ends Kit, available in our online store, is easy to use and is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Try weaving wire with this kit, too.

Watch a video on how to use this kit here.

The Bottom Spring Kit
The bottom spring kit is an add-on accessory that attaches to the bottom beam of your loom. This warp coil helps organize your warps at the bottom of the loom, just as your warps are organized at the top. It is great for wide bead weavings, especially when you’re using the shedding device. If you are using the bottom spring kit, warping is exactly the same except you place your warps in the bottom spring exactly how you do so on the top springs. It is available with warp coils (because you’ll need a matching warp coil to the one you’re using at the top of your loom), with specific warp coils (for example, this one comes with two ten dent warp coils) or without warp coils (and then you can just choose which ones you need).

Loom Extenders
If you have a 12″, 16″ or 22″ loom and want to weave something longer than is possible on that loom, loom extenders are the perfect solution. From belts to guitar straps, these nifty extenders add between 13″ and 24″ of length to a loom.

Add-On Bottom Beam
If you want more space between your front and back warps (note: not a larger shed), this accessory is for you. This is perfect for those who weave wide bead pieces using the traditional method because you can easily get your hand behind the warp to hold the beads in place.

Extra Warping Bar Kit
Worried about wasting warp? This kit gives you an extra warping bar, eliminating warp from the back of your loom. Because it also eliminates having a layer of warp on both the front and back of the loom, it allows you to better position your hand for weaving wider pieces with the traditional method of bead weaving.

Learning Resources

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