Welcome to The Mirrix Tapestry and Bead Looms Weave-Along!
This is a basic outline of this weave-along:
Week Two: July 31st- August 6th
Beginning weaving, adding beads
Week Three: August 7th- August 13th
Week Four: August 14th- August 20th
Finishing weaving, cutting off the loom, preparing to put on cuff
Week Five: August 21st- August 27th
Finishing the cuff. finishing with beads
Week Six: August 28th- September 3rd
Catch-up for those who are behind.
|Loom with warping bar between the two clips.
|My loom, just as I finished putting the warp on.|
|The top of the loom, fifteen warps across.|
|Loom with warp on it. The cord on the right side helps balance the warping bar (which has been pulled down lower on the loom).|
|Looking down at the warping bar towards the bottom of the loom.|
|The shedding device, rotated and ready for more heddles on the other side.|
|The loom, warped and with heddles on both sides of the shedding device. I’m almost done!|
|Close-up of the heddles on the loom.|
|The loom, ready to be woven on with the shedding device handle attached.|
|C-Lon cord to be used for my header.|
Once the shedding device was put on the loom, all I had to do was engage the shedding device (the shedding device raises half the warps) and place my weft between those warps. (When you are doing this, make sure your weft ends face the back of the piece, this can be accomplished either by wrapping your end around so it faces back or by starting your weft in the middle of the piece.) Then, I changed the shed by moving the shedding device into the other position (and therefore raising the other half of the warps) and wove through again.
|My header, woven.|
|All set to weave the cuff!!!|
That’s it, warped and ready! Next week we will begin weaving the actual cuff and learning how to add beads!