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Over the past month I've been weaving gradation samples to determine what my next bigger piece will be. I made several using naturally dyed colours but right now I'm really drawn to the simple white-to-grey pallette, which is what I'm sharing about today. In this grouping of samples I made one plain gradation sample, one gradation with pick'n'pick throughout from edge-to-edge, and one gradation with pick'n'pick in a blob shape in the center (and fringe - because I can't help but think of my samples as mini pieces).
The possibilities of materials and combinations of materials that you can weave on a Mirrix are endless and so much fun to explore.
That's why we've decided to issue a challenge to Mirrix owners: Make a mixed-media piece to share with the Mirrix community and let your imagination run wild!
Here are the rules of the challenge:
1.) Choose a material group from the list below, or come up with your own!
-Shells, sea glass
-Recycled items (plastic bags, cardboard, magazines, etc.)
-Plant fibers (natural or dyed)
Click the images below to see each full post!
I have recently started taking Rebecca Mezoff's Color Gradation Techniques course online with my Mirrix loom and I am learning so much! Usually I run to my fiber closet, pick out my favorite colors I would like to use in my project and off to the loom I go. Not this time!
Here in New Hampshire the trees are beginning to turn, the days are getting crisper and we're spending more time cuddled under blankets and debating whether or not it's cold enough to start a fire in the woodstove. While all year is weaving season, autumn always compels me to pick up a loom.
From a plethora of resources on their website to hosting exibitions and giving out awards, American Tapestry Alliance is an organization that anyone interested in weaving tapestry should know about. We interviewed Mary Lane, Executive Director of ATA, about the organization, how it began, how it has changed over the years, the resources is provides and more!
Check it out below!
Everyone who joins ATA automatically gets a 10% discount on a Mirrix Loom. Through the end of October we'll also include a 20% discount on loom accessories when you join*! To get this discount, simply email us after you've joined and we'll send you a discount code that can be used alongside the ATA loom discount you'll receive, or on its own if you already have a Mirrix Loom!
*Only valid on loom accessories. Can be combined with the ATA 10% loom discount, but no other offers or sales. Discount is valid through 10/31/2016. Only valid on mirrixlooms.com. Not valid on past purchases.
Click here to learn how to enter coupon codes on our website
Nikki Bair, “Ladybug,” 2013, 10” x 4”, hand-dyed silk. Photo: Nicki Bair