I received my Spencer Treadle just a little while ago and was eager to attach it to my personal Mirrix loom. I have the amazing 22" Zach loom and I love it. Together my husband and I watched the video, attached the treadle and off I went into weaving land.
I put on a small sampling warp, only 3" wide using the Navajo Wool Warp that Mirrix Looms sells set at 7 ends per inch. I really liked that sett and wool warp when I participated in the Weave A Long Eyeglass Case project, so I decided to use it again, this time for sampling.
I was eager to begin with the treadle, and I must say, first and foremost that it is definitely a game changer. I can continue to weave quickly, just by the touch of the foot pedal. No more putting down my beater, using the handle to switch sheds, it is amazing! I know with time I am going to learn to depend on it so much. We are still getting used to each other right now!
I simply love my Mirrix Loom, I can't stress that fact enough! Recently I received the Spencer Treadle attachment for my Zach loom. I must admit, it stayed in the box for a few weeks after it arrived and I was so anxious to take the time to attach it to my loom. Life just got in the way! Work was crazy and then I had vacation with my family in the Outer Banks. The first night we were home from vacation my hubby and I put it onto my loom ... it was such an easy process!
There is now a new video created by another Mirrix Loom fan, Janna Marie Vallee and her new video on attaching the Spencer treadle is amazing! If you missed her post, you can catch it here on the blog at http://blog.mirrixlooms.com/blog/installing-the-spencer-power-treadle. She takes you easily through the installment process and before you know it your Spencer Treadle is ready for weaving! It makes the weaving process move quickly and easily! I consider it an enhancement to my weaving life!
When Mirrix CEO Claudia Chase first developed the Mirrix Loom over 20 years ago, she knew she wanted a treadle to go with it. Why a treadle for tapestry weaving? It makes changing your shed faster and easier than doing it manually.
When I unpacked my Spencer Power Treadle I decided to put the directions aside and see if I could figure out the installation on my own. I wasn't successful, but after reading the directions and watching Spencer's video I realized I wasn't far off. I'm sure some of you could see exactly how it is installed just by looking at the couple of doo-dads your package comes with. But, for you those of you who weren't so lucky I made a wee video to help. Enjoy!
I wanted to take the time this morning to introduce myself and let you know I am so excited to be a part of the Social Market Team for 2016. I was beyond giddy to be one of those chosen to be on this team. I am totally in love with Mirrix Looms and I feel as though I was there from the beginning! Let me tell you my story with Mirrix Looms and how I found myself here at this very moment:
Our Tax Day sale has been extended through Wednesday 4/20/2016!
It's Tax Day today! Normally taxes are due on the 15th, but because the 16th is Emancipation Day in Washington DC, public employees get the 15th (the closest weekday to the 16th) off of work. For Americans, this means a couple more days to get our taxes done!
To celebrate the end of tax season we are giving you the perfect way to spend your refund!
Today ONLY get 18% (see what we did there?) off any or all of the items below!
Use code taxday2016 at checkout.
*Restrictions: Cannot be applied to past purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Deals expire at midnight on 4/18/2016 4/20/2016. Only valid at mirrixlooms.com. Click here to learn how to enter coupon codes on our website
The manual treadle made its arrival within the first year of the birth of Mirrix. We loved that treadle and still do. But sadly, we are phasing it out after we eliminate our current inventory. The reason? The Electric Spencer Treadle was born. It’s lighter, much more portable and even easier to use than the manual treadle. It took us a couple of months to work out all the kinks (like figuring out where to get certain components to guarantee many, many years of use), but we’ve finally done it and we are thrilled.
This new treadle has been tested and tested and the unanimous opinion is that it makes weaving tapestry and/or fiber so much faster on the Mirrix. Since your hands are free to just weave and not change the shed, you can weave twice as fast. It also gives the shed-changing arm a break helping to eliminate shoulder stress.
We want you to have fun with the Electric Spencer Treadle too and so we are offering you some big incentives to jump in and test the waters of “speed tapestry.”