Looms with a shedding device
Mirrix Loom Co. manufactures bead-weaving and tapestry looms. A distinctive feature of the Mirrix Loom is the shedding device. Typically found on fiber-weaving looms, the shedding device provides a secondary way to weave beads. The loom may also be used in the traditional method of bead weaving.
The shedding device raises every other thread so you can weave your beads between the raised and lowered threads by passing the strung beads through the space between the two layers of thread. This feature allows you to weave wider pieces much faster, as well as giving you the option of weaving different size beads or beads and fiber in the same piece.
The company sells seven sizes of portable looms. The smallest loom weighs one pound and has a weaving area of 3 1⁄2 x 14 in. (8.9 x 36 cm). The loom shown here is the Little Guy Lap & Table Loom, designed for both bead weaving and tapestry. It weighs five pounds and has a weaving area of 9 1⁄2 x 22 in. (24.1 x 56 cm). The Little Guy is equipped with the shedding device. Visit Mirrix Looms for more product information.