When I came back from my first workshop from Aubusson, I hadn’t heard of Mirrix yet. So I thought I would lately buy a low warp loom, and I begun to find equipment meeting this goal. I first bought (second hand and very cheap) these tools whose name I don’t know in English. The cycle is made to wind big bobbins, like the ones in the picture. The two little ones are made to wind Aubusson “flûtes “. The tiny one is 100 years old, and was probably intend to wind lace bobbins. I also bought the lazy John, and the 60’s plastic bobbin winder, to be able to wind without bobbins ( they are hard to find).
For the Mirrix, I don’t need fûtes anymore, but I still use them from time to time. And I may still buy a low warp loom, although I would like now to have a proper training on high warp loom. We’ll see.
Pensant que je m’achèterai un métier de basse lice, je me suis équipée à Aubusson d’une roue à bobiner, et d’une bobinette pour les flûtes. J’ai aussi acheté le cantre, puis le bobinoir en plastique années 60, pour faire des pelotes, car les bobines en bois sont rares et chères. Avec le Mirrix, plus besoin de bobines, mais peut-être que j’achèterai le métier de basse lice plus tard, on verra.
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These are all beautiful tools. What treasures! Thank you for sharing the pictures. The plastic winder is simply called a “ball winder” in English. I have one that is almost just like yours (even the blue and white colors) but mine is not old (mine is from Amazon). I’ve seen new versions in in wood, but the are really expensive.
I’m not weaving on the mirrix with the Aubusson “flûtes” given to me by a very dear friend, either, but I use them to test mixes of yarns for chiné.