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Shed Extender FAQ

Mirrix Looms shed extenders increase the shed on your Mirrix loom to 1.5". They will work with any loom with a shedding device size 8" or larger and are perfect for those of you using your Mirrix loom for rug weaving or if you just want a larger shed! You can learn more about them here

How much do shed extenders extend the shed of a Mirrix loom? 
Shed extenders can increase the shed of a Mirrix to 1.5”.

Why would I want to use shed extenders? Isn’t the shed big enough as is? 
The extended shed is for people who weave rugs, like to use bobbins or simply want a larger shed to more easily get fingers/hands between the raised and not raised warp threads. 

I have an older Mirrix loom with plastic clips. Can I still use shed extenders? 
Yes, the extenders come with new, extended wooden clips that you can add to your loom.

I don’t own a Mirrix loom yet. Are looms with extended sheds available?
Our looms 22" and larger are all available with an extended shed.

Simply click the "pick a shed size" drop-down menu and choose "extended" to select one of these looms:

22" Zach Loom with extended shed
28" McKinley Loom with extended shed
32" Joni Loom with extended shed
38" Zeus Loom with extended shed 

I have a loom without a shedding device, how can I add on a shedding device with an extended shed? Purchase the extenders and a shedding device without clips. We will eventually have a shedding device package available with loom extenders. 

Can you use shed extenders with the Mirrix treadle? Yes. If you will be using your treadle with any loom with an extended shed (any loom with Shed Extenders, including the 48" Lily Loom), we recommend purchasing this Treadle + Shed Extender Block

Can you use shed extenders with Shasta Combs? You may be able to, but we do not recommend doing this because of a risk of the warp threads breaking or coming off of the combs.

I have multiple looms, can I use the same set of extenders on each loom? You can switch loom extenders from loom to loom with a bit of work (unscrewing shed pins, removing clips, etc.) but if you plan to do this, make sure you purchase extenders for your largest loom so you have enough shed pins.