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Treadle Combination Sale Through May

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stand power treadleThe manual treadle made its arrival within the first year of the birth of Mirrix. We loved that treadle and still do. But sadly, we are phasing it out after we eliminate our current inventory. The reason? The Electric Spencer Treadle was born. It’s lighter, much more portable and even easier to use than the manual treadle. It took us a couple of months to work out all the kinks (like figuring out where to get  certain components to guarantee many, many years of use), but we’ve finally done it and we are thrilled.

This new treadle has been tested and tested and the unanimous opinion is that it makes weaving tapestry and/or fiber so much faster on the Mirrix. Since your hands are free to just weave and not change the shed, you can weave twice as fast. It also gives the shed-changing arm a break helping to eliminate shoulder stress.

We want you to have fun with the Electric Spencer Treadle too and so we are offering you some big incentives to jump in and test the waters of “speed tapestry.” 


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New Free Mini Heart Tapestry Wall-Hanging Ebook!

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mini heart tapestryCan you imagine where you’d hang this gorgeous mini heart tapestry wall-hanging?

Start thinking (How about next to your bed? Maybe over your desk?) because we are now offering a free ebook detailing how to make this beautiful and simple piece!

In this ebook you will learn:

  • How to set-up and warp a Mirrix Loom for tapestry weaving
  • The techniques needed to make an adorable heart tapestry
  • How to finish a small tapestry piece

 

Use your own materials or get the kit here (for only $18)

Click here to download the ebook.

Still need a loom? Consider our Heart Tapestry Loom Starter Package or click below for a free loom recommendation!

Mirrix Looms Ambassador Program

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Mirrix Looms Ambassador ProgramToday we are excited to announce the Mirrix Tapestry & Bead Looms ambassador program!

This program hopes to unite Mirrix Looms (both the company and the products) with talented bead and tapestry weavers from around the world. By connecting these gifted artists, quality weaving equipment and the networks of both, the hope is to simultaneously increase awareness of each ambassador and of Mirrix products.

Unlike our Social Market for a Mirrix program, Mirrix ambassadors will not be chosen through an application process. We will be seeking out ambassadors ourselves, looking for artists around the world who fit our criteria.

Each ambassador will have a unique role, but you can expect instructional blog posts, project ebooks, inspiration and more from these amazing artists.

We will be profiling our first ambassador soon!

 

If you do have a suggestion for an ambassador (or think you’d be a good one yourself), you can fill out the form below and we will keep the information on file.

Bracelets, Bracelets, Bracelets

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For #throwbackthursday we’re looking back at some old bracelet projects from around Claudia’s studio. Looking through these projects makes me want to take the rest of the day off and head to my loom! For more inspiration, visit our free projects page!

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

Bracelet Made on a Mirrix Loom

 

My Favorite Tapestry Technique: Guest Post by Rebecca Mezoff

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This is a guest post by Rebecca Mezoff

If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed that I teach a lot of things about tapestry. There are times when I want to weave something insanely complicated. If I actually let this wish get the better of me, I might end up feeling like this.

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Molly McNeece, Cousin Trapped, pen and ink, watercolor

When this happens, I go back to some old tried and true tricks. My favorite is regular hatching. If you’ve had a class from me, you’ve probably tried this technique. I used it in the spirals in many of my Emergence pieces and sometimes I just weave it on a sampler to calm down a little bit, dork dedicated practitioner that I am.


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Weave-Along 16: The Spiral Split Split-Loom Necklace

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Spiral Split Split-Loom Necklace Weave-Along

Update: This event has closed

Introducing Weave-Along 16:  The Spiral Split Split-Loom Necklace
We’ve had a lot of people ask for instructions on how to make a split-loom necklace. That is where the inspiration for this weave-along came from. This relatively simple piece has an ornate feel and would look lovely with anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a fancy black dress. Want to learn the techniques used to make this necklace?

Grab your loom and let’s get started!

April 19th, 2015 – May 3rd, 2015

What’s a Weave-Along?
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 participants worked on 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 PageMirrix Facebook Group and Mirrix Ravelry Page. This is a community event!

Please note you must be using a genuine Mirrix Loom to participate

What You’ll Need:

-A Mirrix Loom, 8″ or larger with a 14 dent coil
-A beading needle (we love Tulip Bead Weaving Needles)
-Three colors of 11/0 Delica beads (10 gram tubes of each color). We used copper, turquoise and purple bead colors, but you can use anything you want.
-C-Lon beading thread (or other beading thread)
-Dagger beads

An Easter Egg Hunt

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loom easter egg

This promotion has ended.

The 12″ Little Guy Loom loves playing hide and seek. Today, he’s hiding in an eggshell somewhere on the Mirrix Looms website. If you can find him, you’ll also find a discount code that can be used today only!

Here are the details:

What to do: Find a 12″ loom-in-an-egg in the store section of the Mirrix website. It is the same image as the one you see here.

What you’ll get when you find the loom-in-an- egg: You’ll see a coupon code that you can use for any item in our store for today only.

Happy (or should we say, hoppy) searching! 

 

And The Winner Is…

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At the beginning of March we launched a contest trying to find the member of our Facebook Group with the highest Eigenvector Centrality in March (Have no idea what that means? Check out the contest guidelines here.)

We calculated the data, made the graph and have our winner! Note that some people did not enter (or reneged their entries) to the contest. Special shout out to Susan Murry, who helped to make this contest what it was. Her graph is below.

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Susan Murry’s graph (highlighted in red)


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The Automatic Mirrix

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automatic loom

Introducing a NEW Mirrix Loom: The Automatic Mirrix. 

Plug it in and this new Mirrix runs completely on its own! All you need to do is send your design to the loom, ready the supplies and the Automatic Mirrix will do the rest!

No More:
-Sitting for hours in front of your loom
-Warping
-Weaving
-Picking up those tiny beads
-Having to learn tapestry techniques

Make anything from beaded bracelets to beautiful tapestries with the click of a button!


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