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Let’s Talk Looms: Where Do You Weave?

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Welcome to our second #letstalklooms Monday!

Let’s Talk Looms is a new blog/social media series by Mirrix Looms. Every Monday we’ll post a new weaving-related discussion topic that we’ll talk about here in the comments on the blog, on Ravelry, Twitter (with hashtag #letstalklooms), Instagram and Facebook!

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Today’s question: Where do you weave?

The Upgrade Your Bead Loom Sale

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During our very successful “Ditch Your Frame” Tapestry Loom sale last week, we heard from a lot of customers wishing we would do a similar sale for bead weavers. You asked and we’re delivering.

Are you ready for a loom upgrade? For THREE days only (Thursday July 16th, Friday July 17th and Saturday July 18th) we are offering a brand new basic bead loom package for up to $35 off.

Click here to learn more and purchase the package!

With a loom, needles, bead mats, crystals and thread you have everything you need to get started. Break into your bead stash and start weaving!

These are big savings you definitely won’t see again for a long time!

Package Includes:
-A 5″ Mini Mirrix8″ Lani Loom without a shedding device12″ Little Guy Loom without a shedding device
Tulip Bead Weaving Needles
Set of Two Bead Mats 
Fire-Polished Crystal Soup
Six bobbins of C-Lon size D thread (black and beige) 


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Silk Bracelets Galore (plus a new kit and a great deal)

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By Mirrix CEO Claudia Chase

I cannot stop making these.

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Two were made on an eight inch loom and one was made on a Mini Mirrix. Because of the way I wove it, it didn’t much matter whether or not I used a shedding device. When you are weaving across two or three warps, which was of ten the case, it doesn’t make much sense to reach up and change the shed. I did have the shedding device on the eight inch loom for occasions when I wove from selvedge to selvedge.


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Seattle Class at Weaving Works

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Are you in the Seattle area? Mirrix CMO Elena Zuyok (that’s me!) will be teaching a basic textural class at Weaving Works in Seattle, WA on August 15th, 21015.

The class is will be a very basic beginner class. We will go over warping a Mirrix Loom with a shedding device, the basic concepts of tapestry (sett, shed, line), a few techniques and how to finish a tapestry as a wall-hanging.

We have chosen some beautiful textured neutral yarn and roving and will also have a few colored accent yarns available to choose from.

You will go home with a completed tapestry!

Lately there has been a huge resurgence of interest in tapestry weaving, especially tapestry of a certain aesthetic (a tendency to use neutrals, roving, textured yarns). It is my hope to capture those interested in this type of tapestry and teach them some of the basic building blocks of the art form.

I think this is going to be a really fun class, and it’s offered at a great price. Join us!

Learn more and sign up here.

Have a question? Feel free to email me directly elena@mirrixloms.com!

 

Let’s Talk Looms: Monday, July 13th

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#letstalklooms

Let’s Talk Looms is a new blog/social media series by Mirrix Looms. Every Monday we’ll post a new weaving-related discussion topic that we’ll talk about here in the comments on the blog, on Ravelry, Twitter (with hashtag #letstalklooms), Instagram and Facebook!

The Mirrix Blog
Ravelry
Twitter (#letstalklooms)
Instagram (#letstalklooms)
Facebook Group 
Facebook Page

Today’s question: What was the first bead or tapestry piece you ever wove? Or, if you haven’t woven anything yet, what are you planning as your first piece?

Inspiration in Paradise

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I never thought I would end up in Hawaii, but I did. I decided since I was already going to Seattle for Elena’s graduation from Graduate School and Hawaii is only a fairly long hop and a skip away and after all that hard work she really did deserve a fitting present . . . all to say, we rather spontaneously ended up in Hawaii. Added to our great fortune to be able to go there was the fact that we have lovely friends who live there and we were able to bask in their hospitality for our short four day visit.And Paradise provided tons of color inspiration. The light there is amazing as is the sky, the ocean, the flowers, the beaches.

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More of that Hand-painted Silk

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I call it weaving-lite. It’s what I do when I want to weave but don’t really want to think. My go-to material is hand-painted silk because of its no-fail qualities. If you want to just play with fiber on your Mirrix, use great materials and you probably will create something that is pleasing if not out-right amazing. And it will get you through the moments when your creativity light is not shining at its brightest. After all, creating art is really 95% doing it and 5% true creativity. Often we are repeating something we’ve already done with slight alterations. These baby steps keep us moving toward the rare but wonderful huge insights. And if you are like me, you can’t help but make things constantly.

Let me begin with the beginning which wasn’t weaving, but was actually turning an already woven silk strip into a wearable item. I was inspired by the below findings that I had just received in the mail. I thought they would be perfect for making a silk bracelet, and I was right.

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The Ditch-Your-Frame Tapestry Loom Sale

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mirrix loom with silkThis sale has ended

Are you ready for a loom upgrade? For THREE days only (Thursday July 9th, Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th) we are offering a brand new basic tapestry loom package for up to $50 off.

With a loom, heddles, some gorgeous hand-painted silk and a tapestry needle all you need is some warp (and maybe some more weft, we love using the silk for shimmery, colorful accents) and you are all ready to get started weaving.

These are big savings you definitely won’t see again for a long time!

This package includes:
-A 12″ Little Guy, 16″ Big Sister or 22″ Zach Loom
-6 Skeins of Hand-Painted Silk
-A 5″ Tapestry Needle
-A Roll of 100 Texsolv Heddles

Click here to get the package and save while you can!

Please take the time to read the terms and conditions below

 

Terms & Conditions:
Cannot be combined with any other offers
Only one loom package per customer
Mirrix Looms reserves the right to deny, or change any discount
Expires at midnight on July 11th, 2015
Only valid at mirrixlooms.com
This deal is only valid for purchases of this loom package on July 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015. These discounts CANNOT be applied to orders made previously.
Looms purchased as part of this deal will begin shipping on July 14th and cannot be expedited 

New Clip Design

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If you purchased a Mirrix Loom in the spring of 2015 or later, you may have slightly different wooden clips on your loom than the ones we show in our instructions and promotional material.

Following is all you need to know about the new clips!

First, the new clips have wing-nuts to hold the brass disks to the clip instead of screws. This means you will not need a screwdriver when putting on your shedding device.

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