Ever wonder how your Golden Fleece looms are made and where they come from? This week I am visiting with Majacraft, and was able to get a peek at the birthplace of your circular looms 🙂 You probably know already that we worked together with Majacraft to design and develop these little circles of weaving joy, and since then they have been making both the Golden Fleece looms especially for us and our course participants, as well as three sizes of Majacraft circle looms as well. And although they seem quite simple, there is still a process to getting them made and on their way to their new owners!
So yesterday I got to have a visit with Andy Poad and to pick some looms up … this is what I saw!
Yep a machine was busy cutting out the looms! These are actually the mini looms but of course the process is the same for all of them. Here is a Golden Fleece design loom being cut out too on a different machine:
So each of these looms is cut individually from a large sheet. Once cut out they then need finishing and sanding. And yes, they are each hand sanded on every edge! It is something of a laborious process to get each notch sanded, but we can’t have any catchy bits for our yarns 🙂 After they are sanded they get the Majacraft and Golden Fleece logos etched into them (maybe I can get you a photo of that process during my next visit) and then they get spray coated to finish them off. This is the loom as you know it 🙂