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Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Loom - 16" Big Sister

Great Choice for Beginner to Expert Level Weavers

One of the best-selling Mirrix looms, the Mirrix 16" Big Sister Tapestry & Bead Loom creates a perfect balance between functionality and portability. If you're just getting into the craft, this loom would be a great choice. With the Big Sister Loom, you can start with small weaving projects and move on to weave larger pieces in the future. 

Thread Collective is the Australian distributor of Mirrix looms and is able to bring you local support and accessories.

Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Loom Features

The top and bottom beams of the loom are made of anodized aluminium, while the sidebars are made of sturdy steel and copper. It also comes with wooden clips made of maple.


  • Four coils: 8, 12, 14, 18 dents
  • Shedding device and handle
  • Two wooden clips
  • Warping bar
  • Flat wrench
  • Allen wrench
  • Warp coil/spring bar
  • Written instructions

What can you weave on this loom? 

With the Mirrix Big Sister Tapestry & Bead Loom, you can weave beads and fibre. It's big enough to produce a decently large tapestry or bead weaving, but still small enough to be portable.

How to use the 16" Big Sister Mirrix Tapestry Loom

To use the loom for weaving, position it upright with two fold-out legs on a table or on the Mirrix Harvey Stand. You can also add the shedding device to this loom although it's not required for every project. If you do plan to use the shedding device often, you'll want to get some heddles.

Available accessories:

  • Bottom Spring Kits
  • Shasta Combs
  • The No Warp-Ends Kit
  • Extra Warping Bar Kit
  • Loom Extenders
  • The Electric Spencer Treadle
  • The Mirrix Harvey Stand 
  • Add-On Bottom Beam
  • Extra Shedding Device

Loom Specs:

Weaving Width: 13" (33 cm)
Weaving Length without Shedding Device: 36" (91.4 cm) with continuous warping 
Weaving Length with Shedding Device: 32" (81.3 cm) with continuous warping
Loom Width: 16" (40.6 cm)
Weight: 2.4 kg

*Notes: The weaving lengths listed factor in warp waste. You can weave the "without the shedding device" weaving length with the shedding device if you use it and then remove it at the very end and finish off the piece without it.