C. Cactus Navajo Loom - Maxi
The C. Cactus Maxi Loom is a unique loom specifically designed for weaving Navajo style miniatures. What a breeze to use! You warp up right on the loom. Tension is provided by a novel spring system. The loom is 17" by 21" and will accommodate weavings 12" wide and 18" high. It is still small enough to be a lap loom, but will require you to lean it against a table or pillow. The warp is spaced at 9 epi and is suitable for either worsted weight or sport weight (fine) yarns. Comes with shed stick and heddle stick. You'll find this loom a pleasure to own and use.
Designed by Caroline Spurgeon, who also wrote the booklet, Weaving The Navajo Way, How To Create Rugs, Miniatures and More! She builds each loom by hand of select hardwoods. The peg bars are milled to her specification by an Albuquerque firm. Each loom is individually made, therefore minor differences may be evident as different woods dictate the end result. Each loom is unconditionally guaranteed for one year.
The Maxi loom came about due to requests for a larger loom. It performs like the mini, but allows a larger weaving size. Both looms are considered lap looms and work best when the weaver is seated, the loom in her lap, and leaned against a table or such. Excellent results are also obtained by leaning it against the dashboard (if you weave in the car) or the back of a seat in an airplane. Do not try to work with them in the horizontal position as you will develop broken-back syndrome!
Weavers everywhere are finding the joy of Navajo style weaving without the tedium of the warping process. You will find projects on the mini loom go fast and enable you to learn the same techniques used on full-size Navajo style rugs.