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I’m writing to share my final decision, after research and input from weaving friends
— it will be the Big Sister. This will serve multi purposes.
Here are some of the reasons:
Your support of the products
Educational support of the product in particular
Testimonials from major tapestry artists and other users
Aesthetics of the units – this first caught my eye then proceeded from there
Thank you again for your assistance in this journey. I’m very excited for the next step.
I am relatively new to Mirrix looms. But I am a big fan for a variety of reasons. I am a very busy nurse practitioner and since my job is very stressful I rely on some type of artwork to help me decompress at the end of my 10 hour days. About 10 years ago I went to a bead fair and on a whim bought a simple little ojibwa bead loom. I loved it! I made several beaded hat bands, and completely loved it. But at the time we didn’t have a local arts and crafts store and seed beads were hard to find. So the loom was put away and I went on to other things.
I am a fairly accomplished silversmith, but that envolves going outside to my studio, and most nights I’m just not up to it. So about 4 years ago I bought a rigid heddle loom and a. Spinning wheel and joined a local spinning guild.
I went along with the spinning and weaving until the meeting that I was introduced to tapestry weaving. I was in love. I started researching looms and told my husband that I thought I wanted a Mirrix so I could do both tapestry and beadweaving. He bought me my Little Guy loom for our anniversary last year and have never looked back. It goes everywhere with me. Even to silversmithing classes. I am presently working on combining the beadweaving and silverwork.
I also have another reason for loving Mirrix looms. Not only are they well made and easy to use, but I really appreciate the fact that they are made in a sheltered workshop. I have 2 handicapped adult children who also attend a shelter workshop.
I can’t say enough good things about Mirrix.
I have been working on the projects in the Craftsy course on Tapestry Cuffs. After watching the video the first time, I knew I had to have the Mirrix loom. I’ve worked with other looms, all on a small scale (beading and tapestry), and the Mirrix loom looked like an wonderful step up. I have not been disappointed! I purchased the 12″ loom (and beads and fibers), and I’ve followed the video and written instructions for each project. I have just woven the header for the first real tapestry cuff project, after warping the loom and placing the heddles, and I never fail to be impressed by the ingenious design. The warping process is super easy, the tension adjustment is great, and the shedding device is amazing. And Elena, your quick response to my questions has been invaluable…talk about product support!
Thank you Claudia and Elena for a great product.
For many years I looked for a loom that could create large beaded tapestries as well as the smaller more traditional beadwork. I searched for years for such a loom – I even tried to design one. As soon as I saw the Mirrix loom, I knew it was the one. As a person who is disabled I had to save a long time for the large “Zeus” loom I wanted.
Now with my 38″ “Zeus”, I truly feel I’m doing what I was meant to and I know my great grandparents would be proud of the traditional native beadwork I’m creating. Before my Mirrix, I’d never used a loom larger than the small children’s loom many of us remember but it took me no time to learn and use this dream loom. I’ve had my loom less than a year, I love it so much that I recently purchased a 12″ lap model, so now I have a Mirrix I can use while relaxing in in front of the TV! – Thank you Mirrix!
I LOVE warping now
Two things that have cured my warp-o-phobia….The new step-by-step PDF warping instructions on the Mirrix website and the addition of the bottom warping coil kit.
One of the main reasons than my loom sat on the shelf for so long was that no matter how many times I tried watching the DVD or reading over the printed instructions that came with the loom, I invariably ended up cursing with a tangled mess and a bunch of crossed threads. Couple my inability to grasp the warping sequence with my middle-aged eyesight, and the outcome was defeat.
Enter the bottom coil to the rescue! The double faced tape that attaches the channel for the coil is strong and keeps everything secure and installs in seconds. Warping with the bottom coil was a breeze! The instructions, with step-by-step photos were clear and I really appreciated the page midway through the process that had a photo of what the loom was supposed to look like at that point. I was really afraid because the warping bar needed to be in the back from the start and the old instructions had you start in the front and rotate the bar back after the warping was complete. The new instructions start out from the back, so everything made sense, even to my addled brain.
I had everything warped and ready to go in less than 10 minutes!! Yay!!!!
I now have confidence that I will not be falling behind in my tapestry class due to warp-o-phobia!
Chewiedo from the Mirrix Ravelry Forum
I love both my Mirrix looms for many reasons. They are very portable, particularly the 8″Lani, but the 16″ is also very do-able also. I love the warping (something I have always dreaded on all other types of looms) which is easy, fast and satisfying. It is also wonderful to be able to tension one’s weaving which I have never had on a tapestry loom before. Since I have had these two looms I have had both in use ever since! The shedding bar I have yet to use so cannot comment on that.
I bought the Mirrix Loom soon after I returned to beading, as looming was where my instruction started when I was ten years old. Decades later, the love of looming has not waned. The joy has gone to new heights with the Mirrix. One of my first projects looked like it was doomed when I had twisted threads and could not use the shuttle. Instead, I cut out all the black threads, left all the white threads, and loomed without the shuttle…on the front for one piece, and on the back for the second. I felt I had gotten quite a bit for the time I spent learning to warp the loom correctly. Two pieces from a bad warping! And certainly, the next time I used the loom, the warping done correctly, using the shuttle was a dream. I have made many fabulous pieces with this wonderful loom, and I know it will last a lifetime. This was one of the best investments in beading tools I have made.
Gail H. Devoid, Ph.D.
Need For Beads, Inc.
I love it! Absolutely wonderful thing. So easy to work on, beautiful, great shed changing system, and the coil on top is ingenious.
Jori, tapestry weaver in Switzerland
I purchased the Mirrix Tapestry Loom for my sister for Christmas. The loom is wonderful. I looked a all the looms before buying, and this is the sturdiest, best constructed, most logical, and easiest to use. Holds tension perfectly, and there is never a problem with “sagging” . . . the rows stay absolutely straight. I suspect I’ll buy myself one for Christmas next year.
Joy-Lyn Blake, NH
Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you your loom is terrific. I have always disliked small looms because they seem “fiddlely”–you feel as though your fingers are always in the way or too big and can’t get any rhythm going. Your loom is so well designed. I just had to write to say the loom is fabulous. Everything is so well thought out.
Joan Griffin, VA
I love this loom. It is amazing. It IS a work of art.
A satisfied customer
I love my Mirrix Loom. Weaving on it is truly a pleasure. I want to explore all the wonderful things I know it will allow me to do. It IS a work of art, as well as a precision tool.
Claudia tells a story about backing her van over a box with Mirrix Looms inside. Well, the Postal Service managed to that to one I was shipping to a customer a few years ago and while the tire tracks on the box were pretty ugly . . . the loom itself was fine once it was washed and polished.
I am lucky enough to have an engineer perfectionist in my life who also happens to have experience with the type of machinery that is used to create the components of the Mirrix . . . generally he looks at new equipment and says something like “If it makes you happy I suppose it will do.” When he saw the Mirrix and asked the price he said: “that is probably the first piece of fiber equipment you have bought that is REALLY underpriced.”
One last thought, and this is strictly my experience: Even though the Mirrix has been “out there” for a number of years, I have yet to see one turn up in any of the many used equipment sales venues I often visit. That means not only are people buying them, but they are keeping them.
I received my loom from you yesterday and was very impressed. It was much more substantial than I had imagined. Having been a shipfitter on nuclear submarines, I feel that I can recognize quality and substance in a product. Yours has both.
I wanted to tell you that in my workshop at Convergence last year there were several of us in the class that had Mirrix looms. By the end of the workshop five people had offered us money – right there on the spot – to buy our looms from us. We said no, but did give them your name and address. I hope these five people have become customers…I wouldn’t trade/sell this loom for anything!
(In response to the question: ‘If you could only have one loom, what would it be?”)
I would have to say my 16 inch Mirrix if I could only have one (heaven forbid). It is visually very pleasing to look at, it is lightweight, and I can do tapestry , multi-harness and bead weaving with minor adjustments to change between the three. It is also VERY portable, and I can weave in the car. I am even considering taking it on the plane when we fly to Ireland in the fall. Next in line is my little Good Wood mini inkle loom, since it goes in a tote bag and it goes to doctor’s appointments and elsewhere with me.
I bought a 22″ Mirrix a few years back and then purchased the stand. I use it to weave non-traditional tapestries. I had been drooling over the 38″ Mirrix to work on larger pieces when I was lucky to find someone who was selling a practically new 38″ model. It also came with the foot pedal.
I am not affiliated in anyway with Mirrix … just a completely satisfied weaver who finds the combo of the 38″ model, the stand and foot pedal a boon to my weaving. The foot pedal and stand has allowed me to weave faster and more efficiently.
I too have a large 64″ wide floor loom that I am currently refinishing. It weaves 2 harnessupright tapestry as well as traditional horizontal cloth. Although I am excited about finishing it and weaving tapestry on it, I doubt it will make my non-traditional weaving any easier … in fact, I’m not sure I will be able to easily accomplish what I do on my two Mirrix looms.
I just finished a 35″ wide tapestry on my larger Mirrix. I decided to check the time it took me to warp it … 1 hour from winding on the warp to attaching the heddles! Not bad.
I wax poetic … but then I just wanted to let everyone know that if you’re thinking about the foot pedal, go for it. And thanks, Claudia, for designing such a great loom. This is not the first time I’ve gone on about the Mirrix … and it probably won’t be the last!
Tony in NY
I have to second those who have endorsed the Mirrix looms. I love my 22 inch loom, and, if I had more room in this house, I’d get a bigger one. I almost bought a Hagen (the owner was selling it to buy a Mirrix, which kind of told me something). I just fell in love with the aesthetics of the Mirrix. My DH is an engineer. This was the ONLY piece of equipment I have ever bought that he told me, with great enthusiasm, was worth every penny I paid.
My tip for other beaders who are contemplating purchasing a Mirrix Loom . . . DON’T let the naysayers sway you by complaining about the price. You get what you pay for and it’s cheap at the price…any size. I saved-up for mine.Some people have told me how difficult it is to warp…NOT SO…and although putting the heddles on is time consuming at first, and takes patience, the video included in the package is clear and understandable. You really don’t want to miss this marvelous loom.
What turned me around about my Mirrix was first and foremost your willingness to answer every question I had and to work with me. That kind of assistance is rare and precious. Second, through use, I learned that my warps were spaced too far apart to use the shedding device without wanting to cry. It was the single most frustrating experience, made more so because the word out was how easy it was supposed to be. I was using Delicas with what I thought was 16 dpi that turned out to be 14 dpi. I also found that purchasing the extra warp kit and bottom spring kit really helped enormously.
I love my looms now. They are the best made, the most comfortable on the neck and back. There is no loom out there with better tension- bar none! (I’m speaking strictly as a bead weaver) And, the looms come with YOU. That’s the major selling point, right there. (and I mean that sincerely.)”
Natalie Rice Barnes
If you are a loom weaver, this site is the portal to the nirvana of all bead looms. Mirrix Looms have established themselves as the “best” loom possible to own and with good reason, they support their product. Claudia Chase,President of Mirrix looms listens to her customers and even responds to them. The loom is a piece of art…take a poke around this site to see for yourself!
The Bead Fairies Page
I have been doing loom work, and embroidery work for many years. I have used every type of loom there is. I have found that I needed several types of looms depending on the project. I use only Czech, Italian and French beads on the loom. I use a double warp and 2 needle style for my loom work, which makes it very strong and stable. I saw a picture of the Mirrix Loom and it looked really good. Upon further studying I decided to purchase one. The next day I called Claudia and purchased one. I do a lot of long pieces 50 – 60 inches, so I also purchased the extension bars. A few days later the package came. I liked it already because it has ` heft `to it. With in an hour Sara and I had it completely set
up. Shedding device, 2 warp bars and all. I started beading. WOW! I can’t stop!! Every piece has come out in absolute perfection. I am a disabled person: with arthritis, heart failure and several wounds on my body. The Mirrix made my work very easy. I really like the material that it is made from, all quality no imported Junk.
After a few days I soon learned that this loom is the most versatile loom I’ve ever used. Any style can be done on these looms with ease. Sara likes it so much that she’s going to get one in February. All of my other looms are history! I am a “Mirrix loom Man”. It’s so nice to see American made quality at a good price!
The superior craftsmanship, portability, stability, and ease of use with the shedding mechanism makes the Mirrix tapestry loom a delight to use.
Julie Allen, WI
I started to write a little thank you to Claudia for the creation of my Mirrix loom. I deleted that message when I realized I was
learning more than just bead weaving. This is what I discovered about life during the peaceful hours spent at my loom.
LESSON ONE: PRIDE IN THE PROCESS AND PERSONAL FORGIVENESS I am new to a Mirrix, having just started in probably mid-March. I have made
one or two sampler bookmark type pieces, but have taken more rows off the loom than I have taken finished pieces! When I find a mistake
four rows back, I will try to unweave to that point, but am not surprised when I wind up taking the entire piece off the loom with the knowledge I am in over my head. However, in this process, I have found personal pride that I am willing to admit my mistakes, get a little chuckle from them and take the time to learn from what had just happened.
LESSON TWO: REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS I look back at some posts in which people have wanted instant gratification whilst bead weaving. That didn’t even happen with pony beads and my Girl Scout loom. Remember? Seven warps across, made from yarn, and plastic beads the
size of a pencil eraser? Even with that, learning is LEARNING…a process by which one becomes proficient in a new concept. Eventually, we got the hang of that loom, but it wasn’t instantaneous by any means. It saddens me to read posts in which a person appears stunned or critical that a Mirrix loom didn’t meet their expectations of instant crafting. That isn’t even reasonable for the Girl Scout loom let alone this engineered specialty tool known as a Mirrix. If it can’t be done with pony beads and yarn how can it possibly be done
with 110 size B thread warps and 11/0 cylinder beads?
LESSON THREE: PATIENCE It isn’t that I haven’t gotten a heddle or two stuck. Nor is it that my long needle came through the warps and I wound up not “weaving” a length of beads. It’s not that my Mirrix came out of the box and bonded with me immediately. However, with patience, I came to appreciate this engineered wonder. A Mirrix can make art. Beautiful, fulfilling ART. I know I will need to exercise newfound patience when weaving. I have learned when I find my neck is stiff from leaning over my work, that I need to step away and go to the computer to create the next project with my beading software or just play with a pile of beads until I am rested and ready to weave again. Or perhaps, weaving is done for the day. But the lesson of patience lets me step away for the prescribed time and then go back to the Mirrix when the time is right. The term “get a bigger hammer” doesn’t align itself with happy bead weaving.
LESSON FOUR: BEING COMFORTABLE WITH WHO I AM AT THIS MOMENT I see lots of beautiful patterns in books, on the internet, or in this group’s photo files. Do I think I can create that same piece with my first try? That would be silly. Everyone started somewhere. To assume I would be just as skilled is unreasonable, unnecessary and frankly…disrespectful to those with refined skills. The world has enough disappointments without my creating ones of my own. My place in the beading universe is the same as it once was in the baking world, the sewing world, the driving world and the world of being a wife and companion. I am new at this and will make mistakes. I’d be bored and disappointed if I mastered the Mirrix immediately.
AND LESSON FIVE: EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER Maybe I’ve disclosed a bit too much of myself with this post, but I am willing
to take the risk. I belong to two other groups…one is for beading software and the other is for making soap. Each group has experts and beginners. That being said, each group also has its share of individuals who only ask and those who only advise. What I have learned is this: Everyone has something to offer. Everyone. Each experience is unique to the person involved but you’d be surprised how valuable that experience might be to someone else. So speak up! Tell the people on the list about the mistakes you’ve made and the successes you enjoyed. One thing is for certain…no one can laugh at you more than you can laugh at yourself. Here and in life.
This started out to be a little thank you to Claudia for her skill and endurance in creating our Mirrix looms. The fact this process mimics life itself is no surprise. In addition to learning to bead
weave, I have also learned the following:
PRIDE IN THE PROCESS AND PERSONAL FORGIVENESS
BEING COMFORTABLE WITH WHO I AM AT THIS MOMENT
EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER
Where else in the world can you get these life lessons and not have to recline on a leather couch? How lucky can one girl get?
Take care and thanks again to Claudia,
Quick note to let you know I am really enjoying your loom. Boy, once you get the weaving surface lit well and your splendid self sitting comfortably, it’s an absolute pleasure to weave on–very stable and solid to work against. I really like it, and I’ll tell anyone just how much.
Anne in Chicago
The loom you sent me is just beautiful! The sleek materials are quite handsome and convey the attitude of “seriousness” I prefer in my tapestry tools. I was especially impressed with the loom’s balance and stability as it sits on the table.
Carol Russell, leading tapestry writer and educator, NJ
I purchased a Mirrix loom this past fall and absolutely love it!!!! I’ve never been able to control tension the way this baby does. No, I don’t sell; I just love it.
The loom arrived this afternoon. I am so impressed! It is wonderful, everything one could want in a small loom! I am really enjoying weaving on my wonderful little Mirrix loom—the first time I’ve actually enjoyed weaving a small piece. Always before I’ve gotten frustrated with the equipment.
Kathy Spoering, professional weaver, CO
A tapestry grows as an artistic idea is transformed and shaped through craft ideals. Well-crafted tools enhance the creative experience of making a tapestry. The Mirrix tapestry loom combines the simple elegance of a portable frame with a modern invention. The loom’s strong metal elements withstand the extreme warp tension so important to a tapestry’s quality. Its clever solutions for warping, set control, and shedding are logical and precise. Best of all, the Mirrix stands vertically: the preferred perspective of a tapestry-in progress and the optimum position for bashing down tapestry wefts. A graceful synthesis of traditional weaving methodologies, the Mirrix tapestry loom is itself an example of fine craftsmanship.
Carol K. Russell
Author of The Tapestry Handbook
I recently purchased the 38 inch loom and it is amazing. I was using a frame loom and doing Navajo style weaving on it. I actually ended up transferring a piece that was half finished, dowels and all over to my new Mirrix. Yea, Claudia, you were right. It’s working wonderfully. And a lot faster. I love the shedding device.
Just wanted to introduce myself briefly and say hello. I live in Vancouver Canada and have been looking for sometime to find a really good beading loom. My biggest problem was getting a good tension for weaving. In my goggle search I came across the Mirrix web site and have to say I was very curious as I’d never seen a loom quite like this before. I made
some phone calls and found a local merchant that had one in stock. YAY!! I bought it and also purchased a video called “Bead Weaving Featuring The Mirrix Loom with Claudia Chase”. This video is wonderful and really shows you what you can do with the loom. I highly recommend it.
Setting up the loom did take some time with lots of back and forth watching the video and checking it twice. Took me all day to grasp the concept and to get it right. That first time was a bit frustrating but I stuck with it and am so happy I did. Once I caught on it was a
breeze and I can now set it up quite easily.
Needless to say I love love this loom and dream about all the great beaded projects I want to make on it. The tension is incredible and the shedding device makes it all a breeze. I will never go back to the old style of bead weaving after trying the Mirrix. Thank you so much Claudia for designing the perfect loom!
My first project was to make the Bead Soup bracelet from the package of beads I ordered from Claudia’s website. The colors and selection of beads in the mix are wonderful. Really gave me a sense of what Bead Soup is like. I made 2 bracelets on the loom at the same time. Next I went through my stash and created my own mix and made another bracelet.
All three turned out very nice and I’m now thinking of what I’m going to make next. I have a nice stash of Delicas so want to try working with those. Either another bracelet or maybe an amulet bag.
I’ve posted a couple pictures in the Photo section so you can see what I made. Hope you like them and that they may inspire you to just have fun and create your very own masterpiece!
Sorry this post was rather long but I wanted to share my excitement and to encourage any new members that the Mirrix Loom really is the best loom out there! I look forward to meeting you all and sharing ideas.
Why do I like my Mirrix?
Because it works properly!
I tried 3 rigid heddle looms and two tapestry looms, none of the rigid heddle looms could hold a reasonable level of tension. Either the pawl and ratchet quit under the strain or the warp and take up beams bowed in the middle leaving the side sort of tight and the middle slack. The Tapestry looms were another matter, the Ashford had good tension but was a pain in the posterior to warp, The LeClerc was a vertical rigid heddle and just did not work the way I wanted changing the ratchet and pawl helped some but setting it up with a spaced warp was a task that resulted in bad dreams.
The Mirrix has wonderful tension – I can play a tune consisting of one note only on the warp. I mean I like a tight warp, the beams do not flinch even if the plastic spring strips object. I can get the beams absolutely parallel which is important to me as I do tapestry with very geometrical lines – horizontals and verticals must be spot on.
The Springs are a huge time saver, tension reliever ( mental state) and work perfectly every time. In fact if I use any other loom (Hardly likely) I would buy a spring set for the sheer perfection of the warp spacing.
There are some minor details that are not perfect example the double warping bars can not take the uneven tension and bend under high tension. The top spring and the bottom spring attachments are a little off resulting in the bottom spring being stretched slightly less than the top, becomes a little noticeable with springs above 16 tpi. The heddle system is a pain to set up, so I gave up on it and devised a way to work with a needle rather than a bobbin.
The loom is sturdy, well made and reasonably priced and beats every one of its competitors for tension, portability and elegance.
Charles Gee (who works in Soumack at 22 epi)
In a galaxy far, far away, where only serious bead artists dare to go, you’ll find me, a former Mirrix Virgin, happily zooming my way to warping nirvana in what can be only called MIRRIX WARP SPEED.
I was so intimidated by statements of tedious and unsuccessful experiences on a Mirrix. I even posted a plea for ‘warper prayer list’ contacts. Well, my first warping, straight out
of the box….TWENTY ONE WARPS, DOUBLE THREADED, IN LESS THAN TEN MINUTES including locating the perennially misplaced remote so I could start and stop the warping DVD.
So, just exactly how did I overcome my fear? I got up before anyone else so I could claim my place in front of the TV. I turned the TV satellite off, hid the TV remote, and popped in the warping DVD. I watched the first track four time and the third track twice. I knew I needed some sort of recurring reference because it really wasn’t practical to warp ONLY when in front of a DVD player. I found myself developing a virtual warping “mantra” in my mind’s eye. I started humming Viennese waltzes. I developed a physical as well as audio mantra in the 3/4 time of the music. Throughout the warping, I could be heard chanting “…up with the thread, U-turn the bar, down with the thread, U-turn the bar…”. Yes, initially I had some problems. For example, I dropped one bobbin of thread which my cat then used for a soccer ball; missed a dent with one thread and caught the other thread on a hangnail but in the long run, the seemingly pitiful mistakes were just meaningless and non-lethal beginner boo-boos.
So, my friends, if you are still in Mirrix Virgin Wonderland, fear no more. Refrain from the caffeine, duct tape the kids outside to a
tree with a DVD player fully loaded with Disney discs and give the chanting a try. You’ll soon recognize that the Mirrix is built for
BOTH speed AND comfort and you’ll be in warp speed with the rest of us.
Warp power to the people!
I am so happy with my 16″ loom. I followed the video, step by step, and had it up and ready to go in minutes. Anyone who has trouble with tension on other loom, this is the one for you. The first time I loomed, I made a bracelet. When I took it off the loom, it looked perfect. I thought using the size 15 beads would be hard, but the spring for that size bead made it easy. The Mirrix Loom is the most wonderful invention, and you are one of the nicest and kindest people I have ever had the privilege to do business with.
Sincerely, Donna Douglas
Messages from customers on Mirrix's 18th birthday:
This is just the beginning….you will have many more! -Lynette Nagel
Happy birthday, Mirrix! I can’t wait to get started with my new loom. 🙂 Jade Passmore
Happy Birthday Mirrix!! I love to make tapestry on my loom! Recommend it to everybody!! -Marie-Christine Boivin
Happy birthday Mirrix! You are the only bead loom for me because of paralysis keeping me from being able to do the Indian loom method of bead weaving. Your shed opened up the bead world for me. Thank you Mirrix and many happy returns of the day. -Rose Mary Abbott
Happy HAPPY birthday to one of my best friends. Hope you have many laughs on your birthday to keep you in stitches. Cheers to you! Thanks for being my friend. -Pam
Happy Birthday! I love my two Zachs. They are the perfect size for me. I love how well made it is. Great for travel too! -Talia Sommer
Happy Birthday Mirrix. Thank you for the many hours of joy and for the wonderful community you have created. -Terry Hanson
I am definitely a Mirrix fan. Let all the others mess with warping and hurt their necks bending over those floor looms do do tapestry. I have been there and will not go back! -Regina Dale
Oh, and Happy Birthday, Mirrix Looms. May you have many, many more! -Linda Dorsey
Happy birthday -Helen Hart
Love you Mirrix! Happy Birthday! -Donna Pagano Denny
Happy Birthday to a reliable, strong weaving tool. -Patricia Jordan
I learned tapestry weaving from Carol Russell. My first try was the sampler from her first book. I couldn’t have done it without her and certainly not without Mirrix. Happy Birthday, Mirrix! -Seema Tepper
Happy Birthday, Mirrix… now Go Vote! 🙂 I love my 22″ Mirrix shedding device on my copper loom and hope to someday be able to afford a full mirrix! -Jessica
Happy birthday. My new Mirrix loom should arrive today so thank you for MY present. Oops, that’s not how it works is it? Wishing you continued success. -Carol Heifner
The Happiest of Birthdays to you! And may you have many, many more!! -Nancy Ort
Happy 18th. I’ll never forget when I was gathering information to purchase a loom. Your friendliness and helpfulness will never be forgotten. The loom is awesome. -Phyllis J. Baynes
My 16″ Mirrix loom is a treasured possession. I love the precision of construction, and the smoothness of operation. Whether weaving beads or tapestry, this loom is a joy to use, enabling me to translate my designs with ease. A huge thank you to Claudia and Elena for their wonderful creation and continuing commitment to educating users. Happy Birthday Mirrix, may you continue to bring creativity to life!! -Louise Coxon
Enjoy your next revolution around the sun!!! <>< -Renata Goodridge
Happy Birthday to the most elegant loom there is! -Ann Dillon
From a happy owner of a Zach and Big Sister loom, happy birthday. -Cherlyl Riniker
Happy Looming! -Lindafran Diebold
I want one. Happy birthday. See you soon. You will be coming to my house. -Jennifer Hall
Thank you for the pleasure using the loom -Bernard Daley
You guys do such a great job. Love the products and the service. That is why you have been in business so long and why you will continue to move forward. -Julie Eaklor
HaPpY 18th Birthday Mirrix! -Joy Duskin
I wish you a very Happy Birthday. I’m ever so glad I bought myself a Mirrix. I feel very spoilt having such a great loom. Happy Happy Birthday and thanks for such a magical product. -Julie
You have been so inspiring! Wishing you continued success! -Lorna Ross
Hope you have a Wonderful Birthday, love what you do and share with us -Dinah Jopson
Happy Birthday Mirrix! It was love at first warp. You’re a great great loom and I appreciate you every day. You follow help me teach all my workshops and you show up in all my videos. You’ve been a great friend and your people have been the very very best. May you have another great 18 years! -Rebecca Mezoff
Happy birthday. My new Mirrix loom should arrive today so thank you for MY present. Oops, that’s not how it works is it? Wishing you continued success. -Carol Heifner
18 Years being the BEST friend a weaver could ask for! You’ve had a few tweeks here and there and added some family members, but you’ve still got the “smooth moves” to get the job done. Always ready for Bead or Tapestry weaving you still are easy and quick to warp. Age hasn’t slowed you down one bit! Mirrix Looms copper beauty is ageless! You look as beautiful as the first day you were created. People walk into a room with a smile on their face when they see you sitting on a table or easel. You just make everyone who knows you……smile and feel better. Congratulations Mirrix for bringing Joy and Happiness to people for 18 years. Best wishes for the happiest of Birthday Celebrations! Continued success being THE beloved weaving looms of weavers for many, many more years. Happy 18th Birthday Mirrix Looms! -Susan Murry
I love my Big Sister. She is a real sweet gal. -Carole Stewart
Happy Birthday. I love my Mirrix loom. It changed the way I think about beads and weaving. It is so beautiful especially when there is a project on it. -Hariamrit Khalsa
Happy Birthday Mirrix, love your designs. Looking forward to more beautiful designs and looms in the years to come. -Cheryelle
Happy Birthday to my darling Mirrix big sister! You have brightened every one of my days since I have known you! You are still a beauty, and your graceful style and ease of movement has been the greatest gift that you can give us! XXOX -Felicitas Sloves
Welcome to adulthood, and best wishes for many, many more successful years! -Julia
Happy 18th Birthday Mirrix Looms. Eighteen years produced wonderful looms, which I am happy to have found. Anxious to see what the future Mirrix looms will bring. Wishing you many, many, years of progress. -Elaine Lembo
Happy birthday to my favorite partner in inspiration ! You are the best, and keep getting better ! xo -DianeLee Martin
You look better every year!! Happy 18th birthday!!! -Catherine White
So happy to be a member of the Mirrix family of loom lovers! I am the proud owner of a ‘Little Guy’. He’s my favorite (next to my husband!), who is my ‘Big Guy’. I love the ability to weave with beads and/or yarn mixed media. Happy Birthday and here’s to another 18 years of inspiration and creativity! -Pam
Your Mirrix loom is so versatile, and sturdy. I love the various tool kits accessories that can be added to it. Happy Birthday to a great “LOOM!” -Patricia
Thanks for many hours of pleasure in beading. Best wishes for another 18 successful years. Happy B-Day, you are now old enough to vote. -Sue Kirby
This is just the beginning….you will have many more! -Lyn
I just bought my first Mirrix and love it. The design is simple, solid, and elegant. The best part, though, is the excellent customer service, and the community that is built up around Facebook, the weave-alongs, the blog, etc. I am just starting to learn tapestry and bead-weaving. I love it and feel like Mirrix has created this wonderful support structure. Best wishes for another fabulous 18 years! -Julie Atkinson
I love my Mirrix. I can weave, do tapestry, make jewelry and there is much more that i cant wait to learn about. -Sue Naset
I enjoy doing tapestry weaving on my Little Guy Mirrix loom!! It works so well. Looking forward to many more pieces. Maybe even another Mirrix in the future!! -Rosemary Anzicek
Happy Birthday, Mirrix. Love you bunches! -Kathy Carroll
I just ordered my first Mirrix loom ( the Little Guy) and I am so excited to get it. I’m a fan of all the great videos and can’t wait to start making things myself! Best Wishes for another 18 years or more of creativity and beauty! -Loreen Wietersen
Happy Birthday, Mirrix! I love that your looms are so sturdy, that they’re made in the USA, and that they allow me another channel for expressing myself through beads and fibers. I wish you all the very best for the next 18 years and beyond! -Jennifer VanBenschoten
Happy birthday, Mirrix! I love your looms. Hugs on your special day! -Helene Korn
Happy Birthday! Congrats on 18 years! And thanks so much for making the Zeus. I couldn’t do my projects at all without a bead loom large enough. -Chrissy White
You deserve only wonderful things. -Margo McKee
My Mirrix loom is one I can easily warp as there are few knots to tie for even tensioning. One hand is compromised by a stroke so warping a conventional loom where you tie off the warp threads at the apron is difficult to accomplish. I love that it is so portable and utilizing the length of the warp I can weave two tapestries on the same warp. I hope others with handicaps will try using a Mirrix so they don’t forego the joy of weaving. Here’s to eighteen more years! Happy Birthday, Mirrix! -Linda Whiting
Happy 18th Birthday! My wish for you is to have another great 18 years! 🙂 -Judi Leatherberry
Wow! 18 years. -Gloria Baron
You changed my life forever, and I am forever thankful for your creations. Thank you! -Windwalker Taibi
Wishing you many more years of superior quality looms/accessories. The quality of your products and all the helpful instructional videos are what keep me loyal to you! -Carina Sehrai
happy birthday mirrix!! you tall thin supermodel loom:) -Wendy Chercass
I adore my Mirrix-es. Both of them. The larger and the smaller. Both are used for bead tapestry work, and the smaller one is absolutely fabulous for use with the “no warps” technique. You have made me a very happy beader! Many, many thanks and many happy years of Mirrix to come! For thee and for me! -Teddi Fine
Love your looms! Happy Birthday! -Robbin Harrison
Recently purchased a Mirrix loom and am loving it already, even though I am just a beginner and am struggling along teaching myself beaded tapestry. The one thing I would like to see in the future is getting coupons for future purchases. Happy Birthday Mirrix and sending good wishes to all the staff. -Irene Baumgartner
Happy Birthday, Mirrix. Thank you for changing the direction of my art with your brilliant looms! Mirrix looms are my favorite … easiest and quickest to use. They’re beautifully made and enhance my process. Thanks! -Tony Locane
Enjoy your 18th birthday it only comes once. I have enjoyed my mirrix looms and love doing tapestry on my larger one and beading on my smaller one. Happy,happy,birthday and to many more. -Laura Arena
Congratulations on a brilliant product and that you have reached the age of maturity means that many many other weavers think so too. Happy birthday kid enjoy . Love from a fond Aussie admirer xxxx -Derek Smith