I received my new inkle loom at War of the Wings this October, and all I can say is that I'm *floored* by it. My previous loom was a mass-produ
ced Schacht which, while good for a beginner, quickly wa...s outgrown. In just a few months' time its pegs were loose and the tension bar held no tension -- which defeats any kind of weaving you could do.
My new Egill loom, however, is *amazing*. I can't begin to describe what it's like in comparison. It is extremely well-constructed and sturdy, so that I don't have to worry about the amount of tension on it while I weave. (Yes, when I'm not weaving I do loosen the tension, but that's a maintenance thing for any kind of loom.) Oddly enough, it weighs much less than my old loom, which is nice since I can cart it around with me wherever I go. It's also well-balanced, so I can weave with it in my lap without having to constantly shift around.
Also, this new loom warps up at about five yards -- my old one warped up at about half of that. Just another aspect that I'm thrilled about -- I can start weaving leg wraps/bands now!
Five stars definitely. When I have money again I'll certainly be buying from Egill again. See More