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New Projects and Kits to come

This is a pile of hand painted silk ribbon.  We do now sell it on our website.  Use it for anything you would have used the hand painted silk yarn for.  I haven’t even begun to explore the many uses for this amazing stuff.  You can find it at: http://www.mirrixlooms.com/store/silk-ribbon/

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Now for the projects.  I worked on two yesterday which will be making their way into kit form.  The first one is simply the tapestry/bead cuff in a smaller format.  The warp spacing is 14 per inch.  I put on 13 warps and used size 11/0 beads (versus size 8/0 beads).  I used a combination of hand painted silk yarn and some gold thread here and there. The final piece was seven inches long while still on the loom. The cuff I attached it to is 3/4 of an inch.  Kit on its way.

This is a photo of the woven strip right before I cut it off the loom.

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There it is finished.

 

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The next project was exactly the same width and same warp sett. I used the same materials:  hand painted silk, some gold thread and size 11/0 beads.  But I only wove five and a half inches in order to fit it onto a leather cuff. I have been playing with leather cuffs a lot lately but only with straight bead weaving.  I decided a fiber and bead cuff might look really good on the cuff.  But I was worried about how to attache it.  Before I get to that, let me show you a photo of it on the loom:

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Here is a photo of the piece attached to the leather cuff.  I glued it to the cuff and glued a piece of ulatra-suede to the back.  I then sewed them both together at the edges and then finally edged it with beads.

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More photos:

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And lastly, I want to introduce you to Saffie.  I spent nine days with her recently.  She is the latest addition to my brother’s family.  Saffie is five months old in that picture.  She and I fell in love.

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Maia didn’t want to be left out.  She was watching Saffie from her basket:

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Happy Weaving!

One Response to New Projects and Kits to come

  1. mirrixlooms - Reply

    March 7, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Hahaha Maia doesn’t look thrilled about Saffie!

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