Swatch Maker weaving looms were created as an alternative to the Swatch Maker 3-in-1 weaving loom. For those who prefer to make swatches using prongs instead of threading holes, these looms are for you.
The Swatch Maker looms come in three sizes – 8.0, 10.0 and 12.0 – representing 8 ends per inch (epi), 10 epi and 12 epi respectively. There is also a Swatch Maker Set of 3 which includes one each of all three sizes.
Each loom by itself weighs approximately 4 oz and has dimensions of 6" x 7 1/2" with a work area of 5" x 6 1/4". The loom comes with color photo instructions, birch tapestry needle, small metal tapestry needle for the smaller and tighter areas of the project and a cotton carrying bag.
All of the above Swatch Maker looms come with an accessory bundle which includes a 3" weaving comb, wee shuttle and small pickup stick.
8 epi — 40 yd (30 yd warp; 10 yd weft)
10 epi — 47 yd (35 yd warp; 12 yd weft)
12 epi — 55 yd (40 yd warp; 15 yard weft)
Made in the USA:
Birch is sourced from a Houston wood business. The looms are laser cut and assembled in the Purl & Loop Houston studio. All loom packaging components (needles, cotton bag, instructions, etc.) are sourced from US businesses.
We're particularly fond of this table-top yarn swift because it's made in the USA by Beka, a family-owned workshop in Minnesota, making wooden toys, furniture and looms for more than 40 years.
Beka's Natural Hard Maple Yarn Swift features durable metal bearings (also made in the USA) for a consistently smooth winding process. It accommodates a wide range of skein sizes (28" to 72") and yarn types (thin to bulky), sits conveniently on any table top, and eliminates table scratching caused by clamps used to secure other types of swifts. Assembly is simple and takes just a few minutes; no tools required.
Ideal for winding twist skeins into balls by hand or with hand-cranked mechanical winders. Electric winders should be used only at low speed.
Izzy Knits customer review ... "I absolutely love this yarn swift. It was easy to put together and spins so smoothly. Best of all, my yarn doesn't snag on this like it does on my umbrella swift. I highly recommend!" —Debbie H (New York, NY).
Weight (assembled): 3.4 lbs.
Dimensions (assembled): 19-5/8" high x 28" wide at the bottom base