Weaving Width: 13"
Weaving Length without Shedding Device: 36" with continuous warping
Weaving Length with Shedding Device: 32" with continuous warping
Loom Width: 16
Weight: 5.4 lbs with the shedding device, 4.6 lbs without the shedding device
*Notes: The weaving lengths listed factor in warp waste. You can weave the "without the shedding device" weaving length with the shedding device if you use it and then remove at the very end and finish off the piece without it.
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The 16″ Big Sister Loom is the most popular loom in the Mirrix collection. It strikes the perfect balance between portability and functionality and fits perfectly in a studio, living room or even a suitcase. If you’re looking for a compact loom with big possibilities, this might just be the loom for you!
Loom Materials: The top and bottom beams are made of anodized aluminum; the sidebars are made of steel and copper; the wooden clips are made of maple
With the Shedding Device Package:
Four coils: 8, 12, 14, 18 dents, shedding device and handle, two wooden clips, warping bar, flat wrench, Allen wrench, warp coil/spring bar and written instructions
Without the Shedding Device Package:
One 14 dent warp coil (Note: this coil is perfect for weaving with 11/0 seed beads. For 11/0 Delica beads, you will want the 18 dent coil. This, and other warp coils, can be purchased separately), two wooden clips for warping, warping bar, coil bar and written instructions
Positioning: Upright with two fold-out legs on a table or on The Mirrix Harvey Stand.
Shedding Device: Optional. Click here to learn more about the Mirrix shedding device to determine if a loom with one would be a good fit for your weaving needs. Note: If you purchase this loom with a shedding device that doesn’t mean the shedding device has to be used for every project. When warping you can choose to put the shedding device on the loom or not to.
If you plan on using the shedding device with this loom, you will want to buy or make heddles.
Available accessories: Bottom Spring Kits, Shasta Combs, The No Warp-Ends Kit, the Extra Warping Bar Kit, Loom Extenders, The Electric Spencer Treadle, The Mirrix Harvey Stand, Add-On Bottom Beam, Extra Shedding Device (with loom extenders)
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