How to weave with Soumak Stitch

Allow yourself to make mistakes. Create room for failure. 

I've found that in order to be creative, to come with new ideas, you must be willing to allow yourself to make mistakes, something that I find easy to do when I'm drawing or painting, but much more challenging when weaving ( because it takes so long). However, since getting my Mirrix, I've allowed much more time and space for experimentation, because it allows for small work. I've started creating what I like to call "thumbnail weaving."

While I've been a tradtional floor loom weaver for years, working a tapestry loom is rather new to me, so I wanted to just experiment with ideas, stitches, and a variety of ways to create texture. One of my current favorite stitches is the soumak stitch, which looks like a braid. In the video below, I'm sharing how to do the stitch.

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Social Market for a Mirrix 2016

Back in 2010 we launched our very first Social Market for a Mirrix campaign. The idea behind it was simple: We would give looms to a few people in exchange for blog and social media posts about the participants' experiences with the loom. 

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