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Category Archives: Social Market for a Mirrix 2014

Tutorial: Leather envelope Macbook Air case with tapestry insert

Posted on by Janna Maria Vallee / Posted in Projects, Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Tapestry Weaving | Leave a comment

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

Posted on by Janna Maria Vallee / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted on by Janna Maria Vallee / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Tapestry Weaving | 3 Comments

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

Posted on by Janna Maria Vallee / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Tapestry Weaving | 3 Comments

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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Where’s Your Inspiration?

Posted on by Julia Hecht / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Greetings Weaving Friends! photo and quote source My friend posted a picture of her grandmother on Facebook. They are Diné (Navajo) and her grandmother is a master weaver. “Margaret Dalton, 91 years old born back in 1923, of Ft. Defiance,
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Lemko Tapestry – Weaving and Forgiveness

Posted on by Julia Hecht / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Greetings Weaving Friends!!! Beads are an essential part of my personal healing.  Over the Christmas holiday I created a weaving ritual to work through some trans-generational trauma.  As a Jewish person who has never celebrated Christmas, the holiday can be
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A Mini Tutorial – Hemp and Button Clasp

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If you can tie your shoes, you can make this clasp!   Greetings Weaving Friends!!!  As promised, I am posting the instructions for the macrame finishing of my Magical Mosaic Cuff.  You can do this using a simple square knot.
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Color Work – Magical Mosaic Continued

Posted on by Julia Hecht / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

  Now that I have got a pattern that I like, I can employ a variety of beads and fibers to create all kinds of variations.  Here I wanted to work with 2 colors of tile beads and no stud/
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Weaving twill with two shedding devices

Posted on by Janna Maria Vallee / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Tapestry Weaving | 7 Comments

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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