A weave-along is a FREE online course. Claudia Chase and Elena Zuyok of Mirrix Looms will lead participants through a project woven on a loom. Every Sunday participants will get an email going over what had been worked on the week before and giving instructions and tips for the week ahead
Participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage with other members of the weave-along via email and social media sites including the Mirrix Facebook Page, Mirrix Facebook Group and Mirrix Ravelry Page. This is a community event!
For our 19th Weave-Along we are excited to be weaving a small textural tapestry wall-hanging. This weave-along will teach how to set-up and warp a Mirrix Loom, some basic concepts of tapestry weaving, a few fundamental tapestry techniques and how to finish a wall-hanging. This will be a fun, free-form project perfect for beginning weavers or those looking to experiment with textures in tapestry.
We are very excited to be partnering with Weaving Works in Seattle, WA for this weave-along. The beautiful yarns that we will be using are available through Weaving Works both online and in their physical Seattle store (6514 ROOSEVELT WAY NE SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98115). We highly suggest using these same yarns!
We will also be doing an in-person meet-up at the Weaving Works store to launch the weave-along. This meet-up will be held at 6:30 PM on the evening of Sunday, November 22nd and all participants are invited to join! That evening we will discuss warping, weaving, techniques and more! Refreshments will be provided. We will post pictures and video of the event for those of you who cannot attend.
This will be somewhat of a free-form project in that you can decide on your exact design, the size of your piece and the materials you use.
Schedule: Each Sunday from November 22nd to December 13th an email will be sent out with instructions for the following week.
Sunday, November 22nd: Warping and Weaving
6:30 PM PT weave-along meet-up
Sunday, November 29th: Beginning to weave. Basics of tapestry (sett, line, shed). Techniques: Lines, soumak, rya.
Sunday, December 6th: Continuing to weave. Basics of tapestry (sett, line, shed). Techniques: Slit, shapes (triangle, diamond), hatching.
Sunday, December 13th: Finishing
What You Need:
Tools and Supplies
-A Mirrix Loom 8″ or larger (recommend with a shedding device)
-A 12 dent coil (this comes with any Mirrix Loom that came with a shedding device)
-A tapestry needle (optional)
-A fork or tapestry beater
-A good pair of scissors
-A measuring tape or ruler
–E600 glue (or other similar glue)
-A Phillips head screwdriver (for slightly older looms without wooden clips that have wing-nuts)
-Heddles (these can be purchased from us, Weaving Works or made)
-A small dowel or stick (for hanging)
-Tapestry warp (we love Navajo Wool Warp)
-Various textured tapestry yarn and roving (click here to see and purchase the materials that we are using)
We suggest purchasing the “Natural Textures Kit” plus one or more colors of the Malabrigo Gruesa and/or Malabrigo Aquarella.