Notice: 12/2/2005: We're in the process of moving, so we won't be making looms for a while... Email us to let us know what you would like to get & we'll reserve a loom or other weaving accessories for you... apologies for the inconvenience. Email us at clicking here.
One evening, I was indulging in one of my passions:
watching the Dallas Stars play hockey, while Jessica was weaving on her BrontoLoom. During a break in the action,
I was watching the players on the bench with one eye, while watching her
weave with the other. Inspiration struck. Why not make an inkle loom
that's shaped like a hockey stick? Thus was born the Hockey Stick looms.
Don't let the name fool you: these are serious looms!
warp less frequently. The tensioner is extra long, to give the user a better grip when pulling tension, and has rounded corners for comfort. It also has an alignment peg to keep it straight in the tensioning slot. The tensioning slot is extra long, allowing for a full 26" take up. Because of the relatively few number of pegs (thus less friction) and the long warp runs between pegs, advancing the warp on these looms is very easy.
NOTE: Big Sticks are available in Right AND Left-Handed models.
4. Because of the extra-long shed angle and overall design, the Big Stick is also an excellent card-weaving loom. As an added feature, unlike many other tabletop inkles, it's not necessary to remove any pegs when using the Big Stick for card-weaving. In fact, you can use the heddle peg as an extra warping peg for another 16" of warp!
Excepting quartersawn oak, all Big Sticks will be finished with hand- rubbed linseed oil. The oak looms will be given a special wax finish that highlights the tiger-stripe grain. Each Big Stick comes with one hand-crafted shuttle (of the same wood) and instructions. In-stock looms will be shipped immediately. Non-stocked looms will be shipped in 3-6 weeks. If ordered with a loom, extra shuttles will be of the same wood, otherwise they will be of Oak or Walnut.
Specialty finishes available at extra cost. Specialty woods (rosewood, cocobolo, bubinga, etc.) are also available as a special order. In particular, we recommend mesquite. Email for prices. *Stock on hand will vary, depending on availability of choice woods.
We currently have a reliable supplier for mesquite wood. It is $15 more for mesquite & we have added a button so that you can get this beautiful wood for your loom if you wish!
Looms are not always in stock: please email for availability & time estimates before placing your orders! Thanks!
$90 for Quartersawn Oak, $110 for Mesquite PLUS Shipping & Handling