Living the Woven Life

This will be my last blog post as part of the Social Marketing team for Mirrix Looms and I must say it certainly was a fast year!  What a joy it was to represent an amazing company so full of passion for weaving and design!  Thank you Claudia and Elena for giving so much of your life's effort to make Mirrix such a strong and successful company!

So it got me to thinking ... what would I like my final blog post to be about?  The word Connection kept coming to mind and how could I relate that to living my life as a Tapestry Weaver?  Weaving is all about connected threads; fibers crossing over one other, creating a texture or a single design.  Isn't that what our lives are truly about as well?

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The "Not Afraid of Color Project" Part II

Sometimes you have the urge to do something crazy and fun and break all the rules. That's what this project was all about. I won't call this piece a tapestry because it isn't. It's a weaving. A weird, colorful, fluffy weaving. After we dyed the yarn for this piece (more on that here), we got to warping the loom. Here's Claudia warping so I could take pictures: 

Here's the loom all warped and on a stand. I don't own my own Sitting/Standing Loom Stand so I haven't used one very often, but weaving this piece with the stand made me want one. 

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Buy a(n ON SALE) Treadle and You Might Be Gifted a Handmade Pouch!

If you've been trying to decide whether or not to buy an Electric Spencer Treadle for your Mirrix Loom, June is the time! 

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