Loom Feature: The 32″ Joni Loom
The Joni Loom was born a month or so after the 16″ Big Sister Loom. She is twice as wide as a whole lot taller. This is the loom that inspired us to design a stand. Customers have used her to make large fiber tapestries and even large beaded pieces. Of course, you can make smaller pieces on her, or more than one piece at a time. If you are dreaming big, the Joni might just be the loom for you!
Fun Fact: The Joni loom wasn’t named until a year after her birth. My dear, dear friend Joni said “Why isn’t there a loom named after me?” In honor of Joni, both a great friend and an avid Mirrix fan (she owns almost every size we make!), the 32″ Loom instantly became the “Joni Loom.”
Uses: Bead Weaving, Tapestry Weaving
Statistics: Weight: 13 lbs Width: 32″ Height: 18 1/2″ – 36″ Makes a piece: 29″ x 59″
You can learn more about the 32″ Joni Loom here.
What Customers Say (Reviews from the Mirrix Store):
I have to admit! When this loom arrived and I open the box I just sat down on the floor and laughed. OMG, what have I gotten myself into. This is one BIG BEAUTIFUL LOOM! After taking it out of the box….it was even BIGGER! For weeks I kept walking past it touching it’s cool copper bars thinking YOWSA! In time I became use to its size and it didn’t look so big. In fact it was so beautiful I wanted to warp it immediately. The warping process is easy, but the size makes it seem like forever. After several more warps it didn’t seem so forever. This is a large tapestry/bead loom with a big beautiful shedding device that holds a whole lot of heddles. Buy the optional stand and foot pedal. You will be amazed by the smooth shed change and ease of weaving using them. Also nice to weave tapestry without the shedding device using hand manipulation. This is a very heavy duty magnificent loom. Really takes up little space compared to my full size floor looms. This one still fits under a bed, but is a wee bit hefty getting it there. It can also be used for bead weaving with or without a shed. I have grown to love this loom and her size. Another wonderful feature of ALL Mirrix Looms is the OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Very few companies offer the customer Mirrix offers long after the sale. They provide FREE education for bead, tapestry and mixed media weaving. We even have our own Mirrix Group on Face Book. Mirrix Looms is a small family owned business. All their looms are 100% made in the USA. They charge a fair price for the highest quality service and products. As a multiple owner of Mirrix Looms, I highly recommend them for all ages. –Susan
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
This my workhorse loom! I use it for tapestries and always use the shedding device. One of the wonderful things about Mirrix looms is that they hold up in Hawaii’s tropical climate. I love to take all my looms outside and bead! –Lynne