Our most popular product to date, the Swift Darning Loom is an upcycled take on classic vintage mini looms like the Speedweve (UK) or the Darn Easy (Canada). Like its vintage predecessors, the Swift Darning Loom is an heirloom in the making -- this time, with a modern and earth-conscious twist.
We designed this loom with our core values in mind. We use reclaimed solid hardwood paired with high-quality birch plywood for the base, reclaimed stainless steel bicycle spokes for the characteristic hooks, and stainless steel hardware to hold everything together. The wood is sanded to a fine finish and left bare, allowing it the potential to develop a beautiful patina with age and use.
Each of the work surfaces is unique in character, and in many cases the original finish is left intact as a hat-tip to the previous life that the wood has already enjoyed.
The Swift Darning Loom comes with one 14-hook darning loom & my "standard size" work surface (3 x 4.5"). The rectangular shape of the work surface means that you can create a much bigger patch per 14 hooks, compared to the "original" circular disc design. (They're also more efficient to make -- less waste in production, more function in the end product! A total win!)
+ 2x 3.5" sewing needles
+ the most thorough mini-loom instruction booklet that exists!
+ access to lots of how-to videos on the Worth Mending YouTube channel!
Packages are sent in recycled brown paper. Opening your package reveals your OOAK "packaging materials" -- your loom and accessories are kept safe by fabric scraps from my stash that you can re-use for patching or whatever else strikes your fancy. If you're real lucky, your package will come wrapped furoshiki-style -- re-use the wrap for another gift and carry the tradition on! Or, if you order a pouch, everything gets bundled in there before being swaddled in brown paper. This process takes time, but is the least wasteful packaging method I can think of which makes it worth it to me! <3
Each loom is one-of-a-kind and, as I mentioned, handmade with natural wood and steel. This implies that variation in colour, texture, weight and other physical characteristics is completely normal and should not affect the function of your piece. Each one of these is built to last, and I handle every single one of them before shipping to make sure that they are sanded to a velvety finish and that those hooks flip smoothly side to side. The rounded edges and curves make this piece just lovely to hold on to as you work, and the unfinished wood will develop a patina over time -- or you can choose to stain or oil it as you see fit!
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