These deals are valid through Wednesday, July 29th 2015. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Can only be used once. Only valid at mirrixlooms.com.
The Electric Spencer Power Treadle is an electronic foot treadle that changes the shed so you don’t have to do it manually. It’s perfect for weaving tapestry on a Mirrix Loom!
This new treadle (it has been around for barely a year) has been tested and tested and the unanimous opinion is that it makes weaving tapestry and/or fiber much faster since your hands are free to just weave and not change the shed.
It also gives the shed-changing arm a break helping to eliminate shoulder stress.
Now is a great time to invest in a treadle and a Mirrix Loom (or a treadle for your Mirrix Loom): the perfect tapestry-weaving package. Add on a loom stand and you’ve got what amounts to a portable floor-loom!
Get $100 off the Spencer Treadle* with the purchase of ANY Mirrix Loom through 7/29/2015 with code pt-100 at checkout.
Get $60 off the Spencer Treadle* through 7/29/2015 with code pt-60 at checkout.
Click here to learn more about the treadle and to purchase with this amazing deal.
Get 15% off the Bottom Spring Kit with Springs with code memdaybsk
The first TEN people to use code memdaybeadcreator50 will get $50 off BeadCreator Pro
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The next TEN people can use code memdaybeadcreator30 for $30 off BeadCreator Pro
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These coupons expire 5/25/2015
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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.”
I’m Spencer Chase, brother of Mirrix CEO Claudia Chase and designer and engineer of the Spencer Power Treadle.
The Power Treadle is an electronic foot treadle that changes the shed so you don’t have to do it manually. It’s perfect for weaving tapestry (and makes the process so much faster)!
Check them out on our YouTube channel!
Now is a great time to get a treadle for your Mirrix Loom. Get 15% off the Spencer Treadle* through 2/25/15 with code spencersays15off at checkout.
*Expires 2/25/2015. Can only be used once. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Only valid on mirrixlooms.com.
Did you ever watch Reading Rainbow? It was a PBS kid’s show that started in the 80s about the wonder of books and reading. At the end of every show there was a segment of book reviews by kids. LeVar Burton, the host, would start off the segment by saying, “But you don’t have to take my word for it!” And then the kids would launch into their reviews. This phrase came to mind when I started planning this post.
We love our new Spencer Power Treadle and have become addicted to using it pretty fast (seriously, it saves so much time!) but we know that hearing that from the manufacturer doesn’t mean quite as much as hearing it from impartial sources. We asked three famous tapestry weavers (full-disclosure, Rebecca and Kathe did help us with beta-testing of the treadle) to write up a little review of the treadle.
We love the Spencer Power Treadle, but you don’t have to take our word for it!
“First of all I love treadles on my Mirrixes. Treadles increase my weaving speed. The Spencer treadle is an incredible addition so much more versatile then my older treadles. It is very easy to affix to the loom. It travels well because of its small size, light weight, and ease of assemblage. Physically it takes less effort to use. Because of the way it is designed it gives a deeper shed and holds the shed open until I change it. It is very easy on hands, because of the the way the shed is held open until it is shifted. The Spencer can be operated with a very small movement of the foot or either foot making it ideal for people with limited motion and/or strength or for those of us who weave long hours each day on the Mirrix. ”
-Kathe Todd-Hooker. Professional tapestry weaver, teacher, author.
Visit her blog here.
“The new Spencer Treadle from Mirrix looms was waiting for me when I returned home from the American Tapestry Alliance Retreat and I was able to put it to good use at a show I was doing the following weekend. I usually take along a 16 inch loom, treadle and easel to demonstrate when I do shows with my Mirrix Looms and tapestry supplies. The first thing I noticed is that the smaller footprint and lighter weight of the Spencer Treadle is going to make my life much easier. Not only is it easier to pack but it is also easier to detach and attach the treadle to the loom which makes it much nicer to travel with. The action of the treadle is so fast and easy that it is much more convenient for changing sheds, weaving and talking at the same time. In a very short time it was becoming an automatic movement for me which should speed up my weaving when I am not demonstrating. There were many watching who had seen me demonstrate before who were impressed with the smooth and effortless action to open the sheds. I was even filmed and interviewed by a local channel 6 special report team about people following their passion while demonstrating at the show. In short, it took less than a weekend for me to become quite spoiled by my new Spencer Treadle!”
-Janette Meetze. Professional weaver/artist and teacher. Visit her blog here.
“I love my Mirrix looms unabashedly. I have a small fleet at this point and I love to use them for my tapestry workshops. They are sturdy, reliable, and they meet my high demands for tension. So it is not surprising that I had great expectations for the Spencer electric treadle by Mirrix. Tapestry weaving is slow and shifting the shed the normal way works well enough (and I can’t even talk about picking sheds—I don’t know how some tapestry weavers do it). Frankly, I wasn’t sure the treadle would make that much difference. I have to say I was horribly, irrevocably, undeniably wrong. This treadle is wonderful. I have really enjoyed being able to shift the shed with my foot instead of reaching for the shedding mechanism. I have tested it on my 12, 16, and 22 inch Mirrix looms and it works well on all of them. I’m afraid I might need a second treadle pretty soon! I love the added speed, I love that I don’t have to reach up to shift the shed all the time, I love that it is quiet and only switches when my foot tells it to, and I love how small it is. My only fear is that the power will go out and I’ll have to go back to the handle. Maybe I should get a generator.”
-Rebecca Mezoff. Professional tapestry weaver and teacher. Visit her website here.
Want to get started with the first ever (we think) electric treadle for a portable tapestry loom? You can get your very own Spencer Power Treadle here!
There’s always that time right after the holidays where it really hits me that it’s winter. I start getting sick of chapped lips and cold nights and longing for spring (which seems oh-so-far-away). If you’re fighting the winter blues, there’s nothing better than some quality time with your loom to cheer you up! Get started with some fantastic January deals!
I have made some progress on the latest tapestry weaving. Not has much as I would have liked. My first revelation, as I shared, was putting on the treadle. My next revelation was to take it off the table in my studio and put it in my bedroom on a stand. Why? The table height in my studio is off. It’s too high and the chair I was using was actually a bench and I was doing some amazingly weird things with my back and my posture. Besides, I caught some nasty bug and have been hanging out in my bedroom with my laptop. So I thought if I put the loom in the bedroom on a stand with the treadle I might be inspired to weave more. It worked.
I happen to have a huge bedroom, which is good, so there was ample space for all this stuff. My only fear is that I’ll run it all over in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom. Turns out I have a habit of running into things. I thought it was just in the darkness (we have no street lights so when it’s dark here, it’s dark). But yesterday (okay, I am getting to the photos . . . be patient) I was visiting the NH Institute of Art trying to get a teaching gig (which I did!) with Layna. We are walking along headed for the copy machine (all the stuff you have to go through to teach there . . . you know name badge and parking permit, etc.) and suddenly this exhibit of student’s work on the wall catches my eye. Each student had a big filled with a drawing of a room’s interior and then various samples like tile or carpet. This one piece had as a sample a hand-hooked swatch of a rug. Now there is nothing like that to catch the eye of a fiber addict. So I am turning my head to the right and walking straight and the next thing you know, to Elena’s horror who was closely following me, I run right into a temporary wall. The edge of it. Glasses smash into my face and I am thinking: Please don’t let me be bleeding.
I wasn’t bleeding. I was stunned though. However, the only person who noticed was Elena so I pretended it didn’t happen although I was darn happy to get back to the car where I could assess the damage. Glasses survived. Bump over eye where glasses smashed. Dizzy. Elena drove home. (I did a similar thing last summer involving trying to carry my incontinent dog outside in the middle of the night and in the dark. I swung open the door and headed out but not before it has started to swing closed. Hit the edge with my brand new glasses. So much for those glasses. They didn’t really survive. And so much for my nose. Big gash where the glasses hit and lots of black and blue.)
Okay, now for the pictures. I will avoid interviews for teaching gigs in the future if I am sick.