Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a traditional loom?
No, traditional looms vary from small pillows with leather tops to rigid wooden rings. These are something I concocted years ago because I wanted something with removable pins that didn't require sewing like a pillow.
How long will the loom last?
You will be able to make several pieces with your loom, especially if you are careful when putting the pins back in. I can sometimes make up to a dozen pieces on the same loom before it wears out.
Can I buy a replacement loom?
Yes, if you have previously purchased a kit, please email TeneriffeLaceKits@gmail.com. Prices vary between 3.50 USD and 7.50 USD plus shipping, depending on the size of the loom. It is not permissable for a group of friends to buy just one kit and several extra looms.
I ran out of thread. What can I do?
I'm sorry; I try to include a bit extra, but I may have miscalculated. Please email TeneriffeLaceKits@gmail.com and let me know which thread you need. I will mail some extra thread to you.
I'd like to make more. Do you sell the thread in large quantities?
Not at the moment. For the Lizbeth cordonnet I recommend Handy Hands at www.hhtatting.com. For Kreinik metallics see www.kreinik.com. DMC perle cotton is available from many online sources.
Have you made any videos for working the kits?
No, not yet, though it's possible in the future.
May I teach one of the patterns to a class?
Yes, if everyone in the class purchases a kit. Please email TeneriffeLaceKits@gmail.com to inquire about a group discount.
Is there a kit for the butterfly in the website background?
Not yet, but I hope to offer it someday. The image was scanned from an antique collar that I own. I made one of these butterflies several years ago, but haven't had a chance to turn it into a kit yet. If you would like to be notified when this kit is available, please let me know at TeneriffeLaceKits@gmail.com and I will send you an email when it is ready.
- What butterfly in the background? I don't see it.
If you are looking at the site on a phone or other small screen you won't see the background wallpaper. Try visiting the site on a PC or other large screen!
How is shipping calculated?
We will charge you the lowest shipping rate possible based on the weight and number of your items. Usually one, or sometimes two, First Class Packages is the best.