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How to Use Your Boomerang Professional Bead Loom

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  • Parts Diagram - Anatomy of the Boomerang Pro Beadloom

    The Frame consists of two boomerang-shaped cherry hardwood pieces that determine the length of the bead loom.

    Dowels 1 - 4
    These four copper tubes determine the width of the Beadloom.

    Coil Springs
    The Coil Springs provide proper spacing of the Warp threads. The Warp fibers are placed in the spaces between the coils which are designed for use with specific sizes of beads.

    Your Boomerang Beadloom comes with 3 sets of Coil Springs, sized for weaving with Czech 11/o or 8/o seed beads, or with Delica™ 11/o or 8/o beads. For 8/o Delicas™, use every other space, not every space in the Coil Spring.

    Each Coil Spring has a loop at both ends which is slipped over a brass pegs on the upper Dowels (Dowels 2 and 3).

    The spaces between the Coils are where the warp fibers rest, making the Coils equivalent to a reed on a traditional fiber loom, while the spaces correspond to the dents in the reed.

    Warp Slide
    This black wooden dowel spans the width of the beadloom and slides within the slot at the bottom of each frame piece. The Warp threads are attached to it by wrapping or tieing them around the Brass Screws on the underside of the Warp Slide.

    This unique feature lets you increase the working area from the loom's bed length of 11" up to a total length of 21". Move the Warp Slide away from you (away from Dowel 1, towards Dowel 4) while sliding the completed section of your project towards you (over Dowel 2).

    Brass Screws
    Warp threads are tied to or wound around the Brass Screws on the bottom of the Warp Slide. This allows them to be moved in order to increase the working space of the beadloom, and it helps to maintain even spacing between and tension of the Warp threads.

    The Warp Slide is held in place by a pair of Wing Nuts fastened to it through the outside of the frame.

    There are two legs, one on the outside of each frame piece. Adjust the legs (by loosening the Wing Nuts) to tilt the frame up to any angle desired. If you prefer to work with the weaving surface parallel to the tabletop or the floor, leave the legs even with the bottom of the frame.

    Wing Nuts
    The Wing Nuts are located on the outside of the legs and frame. They may be loosened or tightened by hand, without tools. Loosen the Wing Nuts to move the Warp Slide and/or to change the angle of the legs. Tighten the Wing Nuts to hold the Legs and the Warp Slide in the desired position.

    Remember: Righty-tighty, Lefty-loosey. In other words, turn the Wing Nut towards the right, or clockwise, to tighten it. Turn it to the left, or counter-clockwise, to loosen it.

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