Social Market for a Mirrix Reunion: Julia Hecht
This post is the first post as part of Mirrix’s “Social Market for a Mirrix Reunion” where we will feature blog posts from former Social Market for a Mirrix participants to see where they are and what they’re working on today!
I was a SMFAM participant in 2014-15. At the time I was selected, I was a true novice, with only one attempt at weaving on a cheap plastic loom. My experience with Mirrix gave me the confidence I needed to both learn about using a loom, and create designs that I could share with others at my shop, Poppyfield Bead Company.
My favorite design at this point is my Magical Mosaic Bracelet. I used hemp cord for the warps and a range of bead shapes and sizes including 2 holed beads. My last woven design was my Homage to Victor geometric design with off loom edging this past Spring.
I am currently focusing on developing a series of beginner level off loom bead weaving designs to introduce brand new beaders to the joys of seed bead stitching. This photo (left) of my Peyote Prism bracelets that I designed to teach odd count flat peyote stitch.
Currently, I am also exploring architectural geometry and pattern using Kate McKinnon’s Contemporary Geometric Beadwork books. Below is a photo of my Moroccan Star Flower. My “Stitch of the Month Club” teaching series ends at the end of 2015, and I expect to develop more loom classes for early 2016. I see myself doing more loom design work with 2 hole pressed Czech beads, such as pyramid beads and tiles, and of course, delicious Delica beads.