If you're looking for a stunning beaded bracelet project that's simple to weave and even easier to finish, the Queen Nefertiti Bracelet is perfect for you!
Are you trying to decide if you want to get a floor loom or a Mirrix, and wondering what's the difference? As an owner and user of both, I'm going to share the similarites and differences between the two.
Warping a Mirrix can sometimes seem intimidating to new weavers. Because of that, we came up with an easier way to warp called the "Easy Warp" method. This technique can be used for any kind of weaving you can do on a Mirrix from tapestry to bead weaving.
With the "Easy Warp" method all you do is tie your warp thread onto the brass screw in the upper left-hand corner of your loom. Then, you wrap your warp around your loom, placing your warp in the spaces in the spring at the top of the loom as you go. When you're finished, just tie off on the other side. It really is that easy and ANY Mirrix Loom can be warped this way!
Today I got an email with a question I get every day and still haven't quite figured out how to answer: Are Mirrix Looms easy to warp?
The short answer is yes. The basic concept of warping is very simple: you wrap warp around the loom. There are different ways to warp with varying degrees of difficulty depending on if you are using the shedding device, want continuous warping, are using an add-on kit like the No Warp-Ends Kit or Extra Warping Bar Kit, are using our Easy Warp Method, etc.
The long answer is:
1.) Warping ease is in the mind of the beholder and depends on experience. Once anyone has some practice warping it becomes second nature. You just have to develop the motions and relax enough to get even tension. It is much easier to get even tension on a Mirrix because of the continuous warp method.
We here at Mirrix Looms want to wish you the happiest New Year! New Year beginnings always remind us to slow down, re-think where we have been and certainly show us where we are headed. It is also a time to focus on change ... What do we want to leave behind and what do we want to take into the new year with us?
At the end of every year we like to revisit the most popular blog posts of that year. It's always interesting to see which posts resonated most with all of you.
Here is a selection of Mirrix's top blog posts of 2016. Which were your favorite posts this year?