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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Affinity Wrap Bracelet

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I’m in love with wrap bracelets. They’re casual, pretty, simple and easy to wear. I realized this morning that it would be really easy to make an Affinity Bracelet into an Affinity Wrap Bracelet. I found some gorgeous gold iris
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Learn to Weave Beads in 23 Pictures

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Weaving beads really IS easy. Following are 23 pictures showing how to set-up and warp a Mirrix Loom for bead weaving without the shedding device and how to begin weaving. Turn your clips around backwards, they will hold the warping
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Weave-Along 7, Day One: Silk and Bead Purse

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Welcome to Mirrix’s 7th Weave-Along!  The first step to weaving this fiber and bead purse is to decide how big you want your purse to be.  My piece will be just big enough to fit an iPhone and a few
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How to wind butterflies and make upcycled wooden tapestry bobbins

Posted on by sherriwoodardcoffey / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix: Noreen Crone-Findlay, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized, Weaving: Other | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Some people love weaving with yarn butterflies. And some people (like me) don’t.  I love wooden tapestry bobbins and I love making each one a unique piece- and I especially like using upcycled wood to make them.So, for those of
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Which would you choose?

Posted on by goodquillhunting / Posted in Bead Weaving, Social Market for a Mirrix: Brenda Kigozi, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

It seems a habit to collect more patterns than I can bead. I like this one. Oh but wait, what about that one in those colours? Hmm I can’t do that one, I don’t have the colours to hand. This
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Weaving Beads -It’s Easy!

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There seem to be a lot of people out there who think weaving beads is difficult. The goal of this blog post is to show you that, really and truly, it isn’t. At the bead show we just attended I
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Working with handspun painted yarn in tapestry

Posted on by sherriwoodardcoffey / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix: Noreen Crone-Findlay, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized, Weaving: Other | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

My daughter-in-law spins gorgeous yarn. Which makes me very happy. Because, sometimes a skein or two finds its way into my studio. Recently, she spun Merino and silk and dyed it turquoise and purple, separated by short sneezes of sunshine
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Not quite conquered but almost there!

Posted on by goodquillhunting / Posted in Bead Weaving, Social Market for a Mirrix: Brenda Kigozi, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The thing I was fearing the most is over…at least partly! A a participant in the Social market for a Mirrix, we have to post a YouTube video every two weeks. I had NEVER posted a video, let alone a
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A pin a stick and a loop of string to open sheds

Posted on by sherriwoodardcoffey / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix: Noreen Crone-Findlay, Uncategorized, Weaving: Other | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

If you have a loom that doesn’t have a shedding device, picking up the warp strands for every row you weave can be a tedious process. I like to use a stick,  a pin and a loop of string to
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Those weft ends

Posted on by goodquillhunting / Posted in Bead Weaving, Social Market for a Mirrix: Brenda Kigozi, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

In tatting, it is advised you hide the thread ends as you work, rather than wait till the end. In looming, the same can be applied. It doesn’t necessarily make it faster, but there is something laborious about weaving in
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