Thursday, May 13, 2010

My New Loom

My daughter is a typical representation of the new generation, she loves anything electronic.  She insists on opening herself any new cell phone or other electronic device so that she can savor the moment and the new smell......

My weakness is anything beading.  You should have seen me when I got the new 1.8mm Miyuki Squares in, I was so excited, I couldn't wait to use some to stitch together with a 3-drop Peyote.  As an online bead retailer I have an advantage or you might say disadvantage over other beaders.  I get to see all the pretty beads, but then I WANT all the pretty beads for myself!  LOL!

I have permitted myself to get a new loom, however.  As far as I'm concerned this loom is the best model available on the market now.  This design also won the K. L. Wells 2009 Design Award.  The loom comes in several sizes, but I chose the No.12.  There is one even bigger, the No. 16!  Here are the specs for the No. 12:  

Overall Size:
24" x 12" x 6"

Working Area:
10 5/8" Wide, 20" Long
170 Warps
Net Weight:
3 lbs, 11 oz

Design includes the following ingenious features:
Effortless warp/thread lock system

Warp/thread adjustable tension knobs

Built in folding stand for horizontal use

Built in tray to catch your dropped beads

Magnetic needle storage when you need to take a break!  

Built in thread bobbin storage

When it arrived I could not wait to unpack it.  I even photographed the event for posterity. LOL!

The loom was very carefully packed and all ready to assemble.  Here is the top end.

Here is the bottom end.

Here is a nice note explaining how the sliding warp bar works.....

Here is a note explaining why the loom is not ship already assembled.  Screws included.

There was even a magnetic screw driver to ensure that I have everything I need to put this beauty together.

There a lot of really nice touches on this loom.  Here is the magnetic needle holder.  I'll never loose my needle again!

Here are the Nymo bobbin holders.  

Here is the thread lock - making it easier than ever to securely string this loom.

This is the best feature of all.  A sliding warp bar - which allows you to adjust the tension as you work.  Nymo tends to stretch, and this loom can stretch right along with it......

Another nice feature is the stand on the back.  This is also set so that when not needed, it is held securely with magnets.  Nice touch!

And finally the full view of the loom.  Now I just need to decide what beading project will christen this beauty!

Follow up answer for the question, "Is it hard to use?" ~ No it is not hard to use.  With the new features, especially the adjustable warp bar, I think this is a very easy loom to use.  The craftmanship is excellent.  For those reasons, these looms are the only ones that I sell on my website.

Happy Beading!



  1. The loom looks great... is it hard to use!joyce

  2. Hi! What company makes the loom? Where did you order it from? Thank you. :)

  3. Hi! Actually I sell these looms on my website