Transferring a beaded piece from one loom to another

They said it could not be done!  Well, not really.  They hoped it could be done.

A while back Fire Mt. Gems asked me to create a bead tapestry on an eight inch loom.  The picture was to be somewhere in their catalogue or on their site.  I don’t remember where it ended up and if it even ended up anywhere.

The other day I was asked if I could whip up a weaving on a loom with a shedding device (they realized they had not pictures of bead weavings on a loom with a shedding device).  They needed it yesterday.  I told them it would take me at least a month to weave such a piece and that I don’t have time to do that but I could possibly transfer the piece that was on the eight inch loom onto a twelve inch loom.  They were shocked and pleasantly surprised.

The eight inch loom in question had been living at NOA Gallery for a long time.  I needed to retrieve the loom and work my magic.  I picked up the loom yesterday.  This is how she looked:

Eight inch loom with bead weaving

The transformation is below.  Granted, this is not a functional setup.  There are half the number of warps one needs to actually weave, but the piece is already woven and all they needed was it to look like the shedding device is functional.  Yes, I am endlessly patting myself on the back for this.

The reason I am sharing this is to show you that you can transfer a weaving from one Mirrix to the next or even from another loom to a Mirrix if the universe lines up correctly.  I have to say this was even fun to do and I was pleased as can be with the results.  Fire Mt. Gems is thrilled.

Transformation complete!


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