Loom Feature: The 28″ McKinley Loom
We never planned to design a loom size that would fit between the Zach (22″) (22″) and Joni (32″) looms. Then again, new looms seem to have spirits of their own and call us when they need to be materialized (more on that below). How does this loom fit into our stable of looms? The concept is that the McKinley Loom is as tall as his larger sister (32″) and brother (38″), but slimmer. When you want height but not as much width, this should be your go-to loom. The 28″ Loom is very portable, sits nicely on a table and gives you a lot of room to weave a table runner, tapestry or even a guitar strap or belt!
Fun Fact: Our customers have the best ideas. For example, when our customer and friend McKinley Murry (along with his mother, Susan) pointed out that when they lined up their family of Mirrix Looms (and between the two of them, they own every size) he noticed a gap. To paraphrase what he said: “You need a size in between the 22″ and 32″ loom for making table runners, etc.” We thought about his idea for at least thirty seconds before we determined he was correct. within a week, the McKinley loom was born and we haven’t had one regret. We love the loom and the loom’s namesake!
Uses: Bead Weaving, Tapestry Weaving
Statistics: Weight: 12 lbs Width: 28″ Height: 18 1/2″ – 36″ Makes a piece: 25″ x 59″
What Customers Say (Reviews from the Mirrix Store):
I love my loom. I have tried to use smaller looms and home made looms for Jewelry and such, but I have fell in love with the idea of doing much larger pieces. So I tired a large piece on a home made loom and while it turned out alright, the process was not very enjoyable. I purchased this loom to accomplish the large bead tapestry in one go without having to sew panels together. The learning curve is huge. Doing such a large piece is a process from the very beginning. While I am not finished with my first large tapestry, I have to say that I am enjoying it on this loom very much. It was well worth the investment. –Julie
The McKinley loom is perfect for weaving table runners and large bead projects. We use it with the optional stand and foot pedal for very easy and smooth weaving. Easy to warp for bead or tapestry weaving with an ample shed. AT first I was intimidated by its size, but found it to be very much the same as all are other Mirrix looms to warp…only bigger with a LONG shedding device. After a few times warping it is an old friend and easy to use. I truly love this loom….it is named after my son, McKinley William Murry. <3 –Susan
I love the McKinley loom! Not only is it beautiful, it is perfect for my needs! -Monique