Guest Post - Soft Flex Wire on a Loom!9:57 AM
I dug into my supply drawer and came up with a spool of Soft Touch size .010. I love this stuff and have used it for off-loom work extensively. But I've never used it as warp on a Mirrix Loom. I was ready to have some fun. I wasn't disappointed. It behaved exactly the way I thought it would. An additional perk for using wire is since wire does not stretch the piece is exactly the same size on the loom as off the loom.
Let's start with the concept of how to set up a Mirrix Loom so that there will be no warps to sew back in. It's really very simple. Using the "No Warps" kit you suspend two bars in front of the loom each of which has paperclips hanging from them. The size of your piece will be the space between the ends of the paperclips. The warp travels through the opening of the paper clips back and forth until you have the required number of warps. There is no need to use a warp coil to separate your warps. The paperclips do that job and the first row of beads will determine the sett (how far apart the warps are) for the piece.