New tapestry cuffs

Three new ones in medium size and small.  The ones on the left and bottom are silk, lots of woven beads and perle cotton with a little bit of novelty yarn.  The one on the right was woven on a closely spaced warp of perle cotton which shows.  The weft thread is a railroad ribbon yarn.

More shots of the three.  I love bracelet towers!

This is the tapestry cuff collection thus far.  I am shipping out most of them tomorrow.  They are going to land at Semantics gallery in Edmonds Washington (near Seattle) where I am teaching a workshop all day September 18th.  The cost is $155 and includes all the materials you need to make a tapestry cuff excluding a Mirrix Loom.  You can email me ( or Elena ( for more information.  It’s going to be a blast.  Maximum students will be eight and  it’s filling up fast.  Don’t you want to make one of these?

Hand-dyed/hand-spun Tapestry yarn in little skeins

Ten skeins of this fun stuff.  I had as much fun dyeing and spinning it as you will have weaving with it.  There is a deal for it hiding somewhere on our website.  I don’t know where it is.  Elena does.

 You also can win it along with other cool stuff if you enter our contest:

My Mirrix’s Day Out.  One of the great things about the Mirrix family of looms is their portability. Even our biggest looms can be picked up and thrown in the back of the station wagon. The smaller looms were designed to be so portable that no one would think twice about taking their Mirrix to the beach or a soccer game or that workshop across the country. We want to know where you’ve taken YOUR Mirrix. Take a picture of your Mirrix somewhere fun and exciting (on top of a mountain, on a sailboat, at the top of a famous landmark, at work… you get the picture) and email us that picture with a short description of the location. We will choose one winner and put all our contestants pictures in an online gallery. The winner will receive:

-Everything to make a beautiful bead cuff bracelet
-Ten small but beautiful skeins of Claudia’s own and-washed, hand-dyed, hand-spun tapestry yarn.
 -Two inspiring books: “The Sea” and “Myths and Folktales” (Check out our store for more information on these fantastic books.)
-15% off your next order of $100 or more (you will receive a special code).

Possible weaving and the mile-long to-do list

Sunset_Vase_O'keeffe I’ve been thinking about doing some simple gradation weavings, branching out into colors that I don’t normally think of doing. When we were in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum gift shop, my mother bought me this vase. I love the colors and the unusual shape, although the photograph doesn’t do it justice. Maybe this should also become a new weaving. This is absolutely stunning when the light shines more on the interior. The top section is more of a purple-y burgundy than it looks like here. I could be done in gradations from this direction also. Tweaking to be done….Sunset_Vase_O'keeffe

The following is the list for today:

  1. Tie on warp for ikat piece
  2. Prepare tube and cover for piece that’s going to a show
  3. Deliver above and another piece to show
  4. Warp Mirrix.  This one is on the list, but might have to wait until Tuesday. I’ve decided to do the face and forget about more text and the warp that remains. Time to move on.

Would also like to shop for new camera, but that’s probably not going to happen. The show is for the Texas Arts Coalition Members show, for which two pieces passed jury muster, shown below. Opening reception is Friday. Nice to  have something, local so I can actually go! I didn’t realize they were both so purple until I got them together.

JourneyPurple Haze of a Setting Sun

The weekend has been spent cooking wild mustang grapes, straining for the juice, and re-dyeing the red ikat yarns. I hope to have a before and after photo soon.

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