This is a pile of hand painted silk ribbon. We do now sell it on our website. Use it for anything you would have used the hand painted silk yarn for. I haven’t even begun to explore the many uses for this amazing stuff. You can find it at: http://blog.mirrixlooms.com/store/silk-ribbon/
Now for the projects. I worked on two yesterday which will be making their way into kit form. The first one is simply the tapestry/bead cuff in a smaller format. The warp spacing is 14 per inch. I put on 13 warps and used size 11/0 beads (versus size 8/0 beads). I used a combination of hand painted silk yarn and some gold thread here and there. The final piece was seven inches long while still on the loom. The cuff I attached it to is 3/4 of an inch. Kit on its way.
This is a photo of the woven strip right before I cut it off the loom.
There it is finished.
The next project was exactly the same width and same warp sett. I used the same materials: hand painted silk, some gold thread and size 11/0 beads. But I only wove five and a half inches in order to fit it onto a leather cuff. I have been playing with leather cuffs a lot lately but only with straight bead weaving. I decided a fiber and bead cuff might look really good on the cuff. But I was worried about how to attache it. Before I get to that, let me show you a photo of it on the loom:
Here is a photo of the piece attached to the leather cuff. I glued it to the cuff and glued a piece of ulatra-suede to the back. I then sewed them both together at the edges and then finally edged it with beads.
And lastly, I want to introduce you to Saffie. I spent nine days with her recently. She is the latest addition to my brother’s family. Saffie is five months old in that picture. She and I fell in love.
Maia didn’t want to be left out. She was watching Saffie from her basket: