This 4 shaft counterbalance loom is perfect for rug weavers as well as any weaver that wishes the stability this sturdy, rigid frame loom offers. Available in 36, 45 and 60 inch weaving widths, the Mira II also includes Leclerc's exclusive Shed Regulator technology which allows the weaver to switch from balanced to unbalanced weaves with a minimum of adjustment. Because the loom utilizes a fixed frame design, the Mira II has a larger footprint (loom width x 36 1/2 inch depth) than competitor's products with a folding back beam. This longer depth, solid hardwood construction and the squared frame design gives the loom stability when harder beating is required (ie. rug weaving). The loom is the perfect choice for high volume applications like a commercial production studio or weaving classroom. A flying shuttle beater can be added to speed up production. The counterbalance shed is wide and clean on every pick for the full range of 4 shaft weaves and the heavy duty cloth beam ratchet mechanism and warp beam friction brake enable the weaver to put a high tension on the warp. Both the breast beams and the cloth beam can be easily removed in seconds and optional rakes can be added to the warp beam to turn it into a sectional warp beam. A selection of benches and other accessories are also offered. Special Weighted Beater Options are available for Rug Weavers that increases the beater weight and enables the weaver to increase their beating force. Depending on the loom width and whether both or just one of the upper and lower weighted bars are added, the beater mechanism, weight can be increased by 4 to 13 pounds. The weighted bars have internal weights, evenly distributed along the length of the beater bars and can be added and removed as needed, even when the loom is warped and in use
- Steel reed, 12 dents/inch (5 dents/cm)
- 2 lease sticks
- 2 warp rods
- Wire heddles, 10"
- 1 boat shuttle 11"
- 2 cords
- 2 aprons
- Book: "Warp and Weave"
- 1 reed & heddle hook
- Assembly instructions
SPECIFICATIONS & DIMENSIONS
|Weaving width||36" (90 cm)||45" (115 cm)||60" (150 cm)|
|Number of heddles||1000||1200||1500|
|Loom Width||46" (117 cm)||55" (140 cm)||70" (178 cm)|
|Depth||36" (93 cm)||36" (93 cm)||36" (93 cm)|
|Height||58" (132 cm)||58" (132 cm)||58" (132 cm)|
|Front height||31" (79 cm)||31" (79 cm)||31" (79 cm)|
|Net weight||113 lbs (51 kg)||124 lbs (56 kg)||150 lbs (68 kg)|