Warping on the Mirrix is super simple, but it’s even easier if you don’t have to do it for every project. With the larger Mirrix Looms plus the continuous warp, if you’re working small you can fit 2 or 3 projects on 1 warp!!! Awesome, right?
In October, we launched a mixed media challenge called “The Feather Project” and encouraged Mirrix owners to try weaving new and different materials on their looms.
It was a call to think outside the box and an excuse to make mistakes.
Below are some of the amazing mixed-media projects that came out of this challenge. Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to those of you who have allowed us to share your work and comments!
Every December since I can remember a package has arrived for me from my Godmother. It is always filled with gifts so perfectly curated you’d think she peeks at a wish list I don’t know myself well enough to write.
Not all of us are such good gifters, though. I often resort to the hope-someone-tells-me-what-he-or-she-wants-before-it’s-too-late method. If you have any gift givers in your life who are a little more like me and less like my Godmother, you might consider helping them out and letting them know that Mirrix is having a sale through Thursday on Loom Accessories. We think a Spencer Treadle or a Bottom Spring Kit would look great wrapped up in shiny paper, tied with a gossamer bow and in your hands this holiday season.
Why are Mirrix Looms the perfect loom for children? The answer is: the same reason Mirrix Looms are the perfect loom for adults. Because they work. They work really, really well.
Would you paint water colors on newsprint?
You could try, but most likely your masterpiece won’t get the kind of attention it deserves because your paper will be dictating the outcome, a not very good outcome. Paint water colors on water color paper and you masterpiece will sing its own praises. You can and will go wrong with inappropriate or inferior materials and tools, but you will never go wrong with high quality materials and tools.
When choosing one loom over another, sometimes price is a factor. Considering how much money one ends up spending on good materials the cost of a loom, even a high-end loom like a Mirrix, is actually minor in comparison. You lay out money once for your dream loom and then you spend the rest of your life filling it up with beauty. It never breaks. It never goes out of style. It never disappoints.
So you want that loom to be underneath the Christmas Tree to give to your favorite person. We at Mirrix do everything we can to make that happen. In order for us to keep our 20 year record of sending out every Christmas loom on time, please help us by ordering as soon as possible. We are working as fast as we can to make those looms but FedEx or the United States Postal Service can only do their best. They too would like to you to order early just to be safe. Here are some dates to help you figure out when you need to order that Big Sister Loom for your big sister.
Looking to put together the perfect holiday gift package for that special someone? Ready to treat yourself to a Mirrix Loom, accessory and kit? During the month of December we’re giving you a $20 gift certificate good for your next Mirrix purchase when you create a personalized loom, accessory and kit package!
This year, our Big Sale is a Shop Small Sale rather than a Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sale. It may not seem like a significant distinction, but we wanted to emphasize that when you buy a Mirrix you’re supporting a small, family company as well as the amazing people with (and without) mental and physical disabilities at Sunshine House where each of our looms are made.
This sale is a big one; you could save over $100 on just one loom; but we hope you feel good about more than just the savings as you Shop Small through Monday.
Click here to see what’s on sale and get your discount codes!
Here are a few reasons why I’m shopping small this year. I hope you join me, whether it’s at Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Looms or another small business.
1.) The personal connection. Recently I happened upon an adorable local store that I’d never been to and spent some time chatting with the owner and looking through the painstakingly-curated inventory for a gift. The owner asked me questions about the person I was buying for and helped me make my decision. That personal connection made all the difference for me, and I felt like the gift meant more than if I’d shopped at a bigger store with less individualized service.
2.) Helping the little guy. It isn’t easy to survive as a small business. In fact, 8 out of 10 businesses fail within the first 18 months in the United States. It feels good to choose to spend your money to directly support the little guys!
3.) Knowing someone cares. At a small company, every sale counts and most likely you’re dealing with someone who truly cares about your customer experience. That means if you have a problem, you know you’ll be taken care of.
4.) Getting a Unique Gift. I remember being a kid and wanting exactly what everyone else had. Sure, I appreciated the handmade doll my mom found at a craft fair, but it wasn’t quite as cool as the one from the big box toy store. Now that I’m an adult, I love unique gifts. Sure, I could buy a coat with a fancy name brand, but I’d rather buy from the outerwear start-up down the street (seriously, this is the best jacket ever.)
Where do you shop small? Do you run a small business? Tell us in the comments (and share a link if you’d like!)