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!

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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:

cuttingloomSo 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 🙂                    sanding 3After 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)looms and then they get spray coated to finish them off. This is the loom as you know it 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Where the Golden Fleece Looms Come From!

  • September 20, 2014 at 2:32 am
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    Ok, I am new to circle weaving and I bought a circle loom that was made by majacraft, but I am curious what is the difference with a ‘Golden Fleece’ and a circle loom?

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    • September 20, 2014 at 2:48 am
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      Hi Susan! The Golden Fleece loom is a special design made by Majacraft exclusively for Journey to the Golden Fleece course participants, essentially it is the same only we have a pretty cut out design and the Golden Fleece course logo on it 🙂

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  • September 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm
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    I’m dying to try this! This looks like the weaving I have always dreamed of doing! I so hope this course comes back, and VERY soon! 🙁 Nebraska winters are very long, and very cold. Cuddling up with some lovely fiber, and a exciting new loom would sure help the boredom!

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  • October 22, 2014 at 1:13 am
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    Last winter Pennsylvania felt like the North Pole! If we have another winter like that, I too will be loving my fiber even more! I’m so glad I am enrolled for the next class! I can’t wait to receive my “special” Golden Fleece loom! Jason & the Golden Fleece was always one of my favorite movies. Who knew I would be a Fleece-a-Holic in my elder years. 🙂

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