Gift Buying Guide for the Tapestry Weaver in Your Life
So he/she stuck a post-it note on the refrigerator noting that a Mirrix Loom would make a great present. Maybe even a size was suggested. Or even, dare I admit this is possible, it was just a tapestry loom that was asked for and Mirrix wasn’t mentioned. But you are here now at the Mirrix blog and I am going to tell you before I launch into various suggestions and opinions when it comes to buying a loom: Yes, you want a Mirrix. It’s just a fact. You may have even done the research already and you know I am right.
Whew! Got that out of the way. Now let’s figure out which Mirrix Loom you will want for tapestry and what accessories to go with it.
(Note: Today’s blog is going to talk about tapestry weaving. My next three blogs will talk about what loom or starter package to purchase for bead weaving and a combination of tapestry and bead weaving.)
First, let’s talk about loom size:
Here are some questions to ask yourself (or the person you’re buying the loom for):
Does she/he like to work big or small? Now let’s be realistic here. What is most important: making a huge piece to fill that space over the fireplace or making smaller pieces on a more portable loom.
How important is portability? How much “creative” space does she/he have to work in? And will this be the only Mirrix Loom that will enter this person’s life? Some people like to have smaller sample looms as well as larger looms. But let’s say you just don’t know the answer. If this person is interested in tapestry, your safest bet is probably choosing a mid-size loom. Which points you to the 16″ Big Sister Loom or the 22″ Zach Loom. Neither are too overwhelming in size and both can easily be transported to workshops. The 16″ Big Sister Loom is more portable than the 22″ Zach Loom, and is our best selling loom.
Remember, our largest loom, the 38″ Zeus Loom is 20% off through December 24th.
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