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Author Archives: Janna Maria Vallee

Tutorial: Leather envelope Macbook Air case with tapestry insert

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This is my first attempt at making this project, as well as my first time sewing leather. But, I’ve always thought that sharing about things when you’re new at them is never a bad idea since what you’ll have to
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Tapestry Tidbits

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Hey there, Janna here with a few updates as to where I’m at on my Mirrix blogging journey.  It’s coming to an end here soon so I wanted to tie up a few lose ends (no pun intended).  Since I
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Twill and an upcoming event in NYC

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I learned to weave tapestry in 2008 in my first semester of textile art school in Canada.  It was the first form of weaving introduced in the two-year intensive program, and I’ll admit it was daunting at first.  We were
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Mini silkscapes

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Hey, I’m back!  I took a wee break from posting here since I spent the past few weeks on vacation in Canada, and while there I used much needed babysitting time to apply for art related things (shows, grants etc), which
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Weaving twill with two shedding devices

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I’m continuing on with my adventures in double shedding devices (of course using my naturally dyed yarns again).  This time I’m playing around with twill – one of my all-time favorite weave structures.  There are endless variations of twill!  Something
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Rusted woven wool

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  Here is peek at the current state of my rusted woven sample.  I like how it looks somewhat like a salvaged woven artifact.  I did the rusting over a few days, between an old iron and iron plate, turning the
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Natural Dye Sampler

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I finally got around to finishing my last tapestry.  As mentioned in my last post about it, it showcases two different ends-per-inch using two shedding devices.  And my favorite aspect to this piece is that it is a natural dye
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back to basics

Posted on by Janna Maria Vallee / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Tapestry Weaving | 1 Comment

  During this Mirrix journey I’ve learned a lot about what I’m capable of doing with a little one around.  Even though the reason I am drawn to weaving tapestry is because of it’s slow factor, having a toddler around
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