Speedweve style mending looms are the perfect tool for patching small holes in clothing or socks, creating decorative patches and even making small pockets. These mini looms were popular in the 1940s and 50s. The Speedweve was made by the E & A Chesstok company in Manchester, England, but similar looms were made by several other companies under different names like the Star Darning Machine, the Easy Darner and the Daga Darner. Originals can still be found in antique shops, but we are proud to stock these beautiful reproductions here at Snuggly Monkey.
The width of your patch is determined by how many hooks are on your loom. For smaller patches and darning socks, a 10-hook loom is ideal.
To create larger patches or pockets, a 14-hook loom will give you a wider workspace.
This style of loom is fun and easy to use. Watch our video for a step-by-step tutorial on getting started with your new loom!