I’m pleased to announce the arrival of the new Wunderwag Industries Pin Looms.
(They are made by my husband’s friend, and I get no compensation for any of the looms sold.)
Features include . . .
- a frame slightly wider than the Weave-It (for easier handling), but not so wide that it will interfere with needle maneuverability
- beveled edge inside the frame facilitates weaving
- rows and corners numbered in black, and center markings on the top and bottom edges
- a clear acrylic frame that makes it easier to see what’s happening at Corner 3 when you get to that last, tight row of weaving
- headless steel pins, about 1/8 inch longer than Weave-It pins
- full compatibility with Weave-It and Zoom Looms (pin spacing is 1/8 inch or .32 cm)
The square looms are available in three sizes—2″ square, 4″ square, and 6″ square. The looms are available individually or as a set of the three sizes. (The set price is discounted because of efficient use of the acrylic material when cutting out loom frames.) Each loom comes with its own needle. The 2″ and 4″ looms have a 6″ needle, the 6″ loom has a 7.75″ needle.
Why a 6″ needle for the 2″ loom? It’s more comfortable to use a longer needle. I used to weave with a short needle on the 2″ loom till I tried the longer needle. Now I use the 6″ needle exclusively, even on my homemade 1″ wide looms.
UPDATE 14 April 2017
Announcing: needle replacement prices . . . AND . . .
The new 2″ x 6″ (bookmark size) loom is now available!
UPDATE OCTOBER 2017
New Triangle Looms!
Prices for the triangle looms are the same as those for the same-size square looms (including set prices and discounts). Each triangle’s 1-2 and 1-3 sides corresponds to the square loom of the same size. Triangles may be joined at the long edges. Different sizes can be combined with squares for a multitude of possible configurations (think quilting patterns). We designed the triangle looms with even numbered rows (along the 1-3 side) and numbered pins along the hypotenuse (to help clarify written directions).
Joe says manufacturing can begin any time, so you’re welcome to pre-order. We’re working on writing up the instructions so printed versions can be included with the looms. If you’d like a preview of the unofficial triangle loom instructions, you can see them here—the password is Wunderwag.
2″ x 2″ (or 2″ triangle) Loom = $20
4″ x 4″ (or 4″ triangle) Loom = $30
6″ x 6″ (or 6″ triangle) Loom = $40
1 or 2 sets of all three for $85.50 per set (5% Discount)
3 or more sets of all three for $81.00 per set (10% Discount)
2″ x 6″ Loom = $35
6” (5.75” actual) – 1 to 3: $2.75 each, 4 or more: $2.48 each (10% discount)
8” (7.75” actual) – 1 to 3: $3.25 each, 4 or more: $2.93 each (10% discount)
Payments will be made through PayPal. Joe will send an invoice when your looms are ready to ship. You may need to check your PayPal account to find the invoice.
If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can create a new account before you pay. If you don’t want to create an account, you can pay using a credit or debit card. (Info from PayPal’s FAQs.)
To order looms and/or extra needles, contact Joe at email@example.com
Please provide the following information:
Your Email Address
Number of looms and/or replacement needles—indicate sizes and/or numbers desired (please be specific regarding numbers and sizes of replacement needles)
Warping instructions are not included with the square *looms, but are available here:
*If you need printed versions of the instructions, please tell Joe when placing your order.