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Weave-Along 7: Continuing to Weave

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Today we will weave the rest of the piece.  Next week we finish it. Our first technique will be wavey lines.  They are simple to do and have a fun effect.  All you do is weave two passes of one
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Weave-Along Week Three: Weft Interlock

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Time for some weft interlock. Using some scrap yarn, divide your warps into roughly four evenly spaced sections. Insert your four wefts going in the same direction, from left to right.  Then head back to the right starting with the
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Silk Purse Weave-Along Week 2 (Weave-Along 7)

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If you have a bottom spring kit, as I do here, start weaving your header.  If you don’t have a bottom spring kit, cut a thread three times the width of your loom.  Engage the shedding device, weave it to
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First attempt at iphone/smartphone case

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A while back I started the silk purse for the latest weave-along.  I was so proud of myself for starting it a while few weeks before I needed to.  I took a bunch of photos but took no notes.  When
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Weave-Along 7, Day One: Silk and Bead Purse

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Welcome to Mirrix’s 7th Weave-Along!  The first step to weaving this fiber and bead purse is to decide how big you want your purse to be.  My piece will be just big enough to fit an iPhone and a few
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Crafty Class Has Launched

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It’s here.  In the middle of April Elena and I traveled to Denver for five days.  Claudia spent three days behind a camera talking and moving her hands around a loom to demonstrate the weaving of a bunch of projects
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Book Giveaway!

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Chris Franchetti Michaels, (you may know her as beadwork.about.com‘s fabulous guide) recently released a new jewelry making book “Teach Yourself VISUALLY More Jewelry Making”. Now, I know this blog is dedicated to weaving on a loom, but I’m sure many
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Weave-Along 6: Crystal and Two-Cut Bead Affinity Bracelet

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Necessary materials:  Warp:  Hand painted silk is nice but anything strong and beautiful will do Beads:  We are using lovely two cut size 11/0 iris beads (www.caravanbeads.net) Crystals:  any size 4mm round crystals will do Warp your loom with the
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Craftsy

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It was a year ago next month that we posted our first project to the then brand-new website Craftsy. We watched as they grew from a simple place to post projects to a great resource for patterns, instructional videos and inspiration.
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Weave-Along 6: Week Two, The Second Bracelet

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This second Affinity bracelet is made entirely of seed beads (in this case we’ve used 2 cut 11/0 seed beads, but you can use just regular 11/0 seed beads.  The warp is  hand painted so we only used one “color”
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