After doing a demo on how to cut t-shirts into one continuous strip, I decided that I was going to dive in and weave with t-shirt yarn I'd created. When I'd set up my Mirrix, I decided that I wanted this piece to be full of experimentation, allowing myself not to worry about the finished product, and to pay more attention to trying some new things.
Every artist has a moment when they're sitting staring at the blank page , blank canvas, or empty loom wondering what in the world they want to make. It can be hard and frustrating place to be. In the video below, I'll walk you though a simple and fun exercise to help get your creative juices flowing, and push you to try some new ideas on your mirrix.
It has been said that painting is the poor man's tapestry. This probably seems anomalous to most people, but if you've seen a castle-wall-sized tapestry, you get it. Imagine being able to afford one of those!
Until recently, I had only seen pictures of ancient tapestries and they didn't seem nearly as breathtakingly amazing as they are in real life.
The first few of these awe-inspiring pieces were at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I walked into the climate-controlled tapestry room and I swear I had to hold back tears. I'm not one for Stendhal Syndrome, so this took me by surprise.