Loom Feature: The 8″ Lani Loom
History: The Lani Loom was originally developed as a dedicated bead loom, but tapestry weavers wanted a portable loom that had the option of a shedding device, and so we added a shedding device as an option.
In the beginning she did not have a shedding device nor the possibility of adding one on. And unlike every other loom she has only one leg. Why? You might ask. The Mirrix legs are intended to fold underneath the loom but the length of two legs that would fit underneath her belly would have to be basically stubs which would not hold her in a balanced standing position. The one leg does fold underneath her. Think of a three legged stool.
And even though she was really intended for bead weaving she is frequently used for tapestry and mixed media. It’s really just a matter of size: what you can make on her and how easy she is to throw in a bag and taken somewhere.
Fun Fact: How the Lani Loom was born: The reason it is called the “Lani” Loom is? Any guesses here? This was long before Elena (aka Lani and Mirrix’s marketing guru) had any interest in Mirrix she suddenly got this idea . . . why don’ t you make a Mirrix Loom that looks like a bead loom (long and skinny) intended for just bead weavers? It was so out of the blue I said: Well okay, why not. A week later the Lani Loom was born.
Uses: Bead Weaving, Tapestry Weaving
Statistics: Weight: 4 lbs Width: 8″ Height: 11 1/2″ – 17 1/2″ Makes a piece: 5″ x 24″
What Customers Say (Reviews from the Mirrix Store):
So pleased with this loom! I had it set up and a bracelet started the same day I received it! I look forward to starting a piece with the shedding device and learning to use that tool. I can not wait to see all the beautiful things that come off this fantastic little loom. It really is the perfect size to take with you. -Marissa
This is my second loom that I purchased from Mirrix. It is flawless in the construction. I did not get the shedding device as I will use this loom just for bracelets and smaller bead looming projects. But, I did get it with my Little Guy. What a fabulous company! Hands down the best looms made! -BBrittenham