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?
- Weaving Wellness Month: Ergonomics by Rebecca Mezoff
- Weaving Wellness Month: Experiences and Happiness
- Week Two of Weaving Wellness Month: Yoga for Crafters by Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten
When you order a Mirrix Loom what comes in the box? Is the loom assembled? Where are the different parts? Watch our unboxing video of a 12″ Little Guy Loom with a shedding device for the answers to these questions and more!
It is definitely the holidays and I am trying to create a mini tapestry to be framed for a friend as a gift. Not sure I will complete on time, but I am sure going to try! As I began warping my Zach loom this afternoon, I decided to sett my linen warp at 12 epi with a linen warp and a weaving width of 4″. I wanted to do a little hemstitching on the edges of my mini tapestry, so linen seemed to be the perfect fiber! I found some incredible shadow box frames with a 5″ x 5″ opening, so I am excited to see how this all turn outs.
Each time I begin to warp, I question myself if I am doing it right. I can’t tell you how many times I have warped a Mirrix loom, yet I find myself unsure and always want to refer back to Claudia and Elena’s instruction video on You Tube! They take the time to explain the process carefully and slowly with you.
Today I found my way to Elena’s video, fixed myself a cup of hot chocolate and began the warping process. I was just reminded of how much I love this process … to me it where all the project planning comes to life. The warping process always comes back to me quickly, but how nice it was to glance over at my You Tube and have Elena instructing me. I wonder will I ever NOT need the video to warp???
Once I was given a pair of running shoes. They were bright blue and bubblegum pink and had my initials embroidered on them. I loved those shoes so much that I kept them on a shelf in my closet even after they were worn out and had been replaced. They were great shoes, but it was the monogram that made them so special.
We wanted to bring that same kind of personalization to Mirrix Looms and are very excited to introduce a new product: Custom-Made Engraved Wooden Clips. Add a pair to a loom you already have for $50 or get engraved clips with a new loom for just $25 more.