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Category Archives: Tapestry Weaving

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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New iPhone? Weave this Case!

Posted on by mirrixlooms / Posted in Bead Weaving, Bead/Fiber Combination, Tapestry Weaving, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Smart phones have gotten bigger and bigger and bigger.  Petty soon there will be smartphone suitcases to haul them around in.  The best way to keep up with the changes is to make your own. I admit it, I am
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The Sam-estry

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I’ve wanted a tapestry of my dog, Sam, for a few years now. I think I decided that the first time I saw Kathe Todd-Hooker’s tapestry of her dog Chene (this one). A couple years later, my Sam-estry dream has
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Introducing: WeaveWith

Posted on by mirrixlooms / Posted in Bead Weaving, Bead/Fiber Combination, Tapestry Weaving | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A customer, Tina (Check out her awesome blog on weaving beads here), gave me a great idea the other day. In addition to weave-alongs, we should have some project themes that Mirrix-ers can all work on at the same time.
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20% off the Spencer Power Treadle this Weekend ONLY

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This summer we introduced the very first electric treadle for a portable tapestry loom. It was an instant hit with novice and professional tapestry weavers alike. “This treadle is wonderful. I have really enjoyed being able to shift the shed
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