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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Getting Started: The Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelet Kit

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Starting today, this weave-along will focus on weaving a tapestry/bead cuff bracelet which is the perfect beginner’s project for bead or tapestry weavers. It teaches you important skills on a “small scale”  and it’s fast, easy and produces a stunning
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Gold Bracelet Collection Notes from the Plane

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Golden bracelet: By today some of you will have received the gold thread bracelet collection. We didn’t include instructions, which might be an issue for some of you, so I’ve decided to use my time on the plane wisely (well,
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Gold thread bracelet, loom stand and some thoughts

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You know you  are in trouble when you look at past habits and think:  “Wow, I am really kind of weird.” Let me explain.  I decided to rearrange my studio.  Again.  Before Elena’s wedding in August I had to basically
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Warping for Bead Weaving With The Shedding Device

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Warping for bead weaving with the shedding device is slightly different from other types of warping, simply because two warp threads go in each dent (space in the warp coil) instead of just one. Then, when you put on the
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Gold Thread and Bead Bracelet

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This was so much fun to weave.  The gold thread looks like pure gold when woven on a wire warp.  It’s just absolutely gorgeous.  The second I send this post I am going back for round two.  Will turn this
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Warping for Bead Weaving Without the Shedding Device

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Warping for Bead Weaving: The traditional method If you watched the last video in this series, warping for tapestry, you will notice that warping for bead weaving follows the same concept as warping for tapestry. One warp thread goes in
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Gold thread and bead weaving

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I am taking the opposite approach to the concept of weaving fiber and beads.  Rather than set up the loom for tapestry and weave beads using the shedding device, I am setting up the loom for the traditional method of
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Finishing Techniques for Tapestry and Books you must own

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Thank goodness there are great tapestry books out there.  In almost all of the tapestry books you will find information on how to finish a tapestry.  I suggest that anyone embarking on a journey of tapestry weaving invest in some
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Finishing Techniques for Beadweaving

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The following is a list of ways to finish a bead weaving that has been woven on a Mirrix Loom: -Pulling the looped threads so that they are flush with the piece (sometimes known laughingly as “pull and pray.”Rather than
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