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Category Archives: Tapestry Weaving

To shed or not to shed

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Sometimes you just want to weave slowly, picking warp threads with a needle as you go.  For very thin pieces, this works just fine.  It can be very meditative. But most of the time, when weaving tapestry, picking each warp
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Simple Frame Loom Vs. Mirrix

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So you want to weave tapestry  and you’re trying to decide on a loom. Congratulations! You’re going to love the journey you are about to embark on. Tapestry, as we say, is like painting with fiber and provides endless creative opportunities. As
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Visiting Handweavers Studio & Gallery in London!

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Earlier this week Claudia and I took a little trip to London. While there, we stopped by our only UK dealer, The Handweavers Studio & Gallery. We initially met Wendy, the owner of Handweavers, at the Salem, OR Northwest Weavers’ Guild Conference
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Rusted woven wool

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

  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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Tapestry: Painting with Fiber

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As the daughter of a tapestry weaver, I grew up with a few key phrases in my lingual arsenal that related to tapestry. One was this: “Tapestry is painting with fiber.” One of the main differences between tapestry and other types of weaving is
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Natural Dye Sampler

Posted on by Janna Maria Vallee / Posted in Social Market for a Mirrix 2014, Tapestry Weaving | 2 Comments

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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Off my Mirrix

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

Off the loom today is my circles weaving, done with two shedding devices.  I can’t tell you how much I love this technique and the dimensionality it offers.  As I mentioned in my last post I’ve woven in both 12
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Weaving circles with two shedding devices

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

As soon I began weaving with two shedding devices a lightbulb went off.  I tend to want fine detailed work in my pieces, yet I often feel overwhelmed by the time those processes take, especially since having an baby –
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