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Using Weaving Yarn with Beads

Using Weaving Yarn with Beads

Recently my mom gifted me a beaded purse that had belonged to a relative of ours. The purse was woven on a loom with rows of thread between each row of beads. It got me thinking about incorporating thread into the design of a bead weaving. I happened to have just received some fun weaving yarn fr...
The Summer Weaving Challenge 2019

The Summer Weaving Challenge 2019

Summer is almost here and we’re looking forward to sunshine, longer days and weaving in the sunshine on those longer days. To help keep our wonderful community inspired this June, July and August, today we are launching Mirrix’s second Summer Weaving Challenge in collaboration with Shannon from N...
Anyone Can Do It: Bead Weaving For Beginners (Live Demo)

Anyone Can Do It: Bead Weaving For Beginners (Live Demo)

On February 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM (PST) [5 PM EST] we will be doing a LIVE bead weaving demonstration on YouTube. You will be able to watch the stream directly on YouTube here or by watching the embedded stream below. The goal of this demonstration is to show how simple weaving beads on a Mirrix Lo...
Why a Mirrix: Warp Tension

Why a Mirrix: Warp Tension

Tension is bad. Except when you're weaving. In fact, if I had to choose the number one quality I'd want in a loom it would be the ability to easily get good, even and adjustable tension. 
The 15 Most Useful Blog Posts of 2018

The 15 Most Useful Blog Posts of 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we are taking time to reflect on all that has happened over the past year. Included in this reflection was an overview of the blog posts we wrote. We found quite a few good ones that some of you might have missed and decided to put together a post with links to our favori...
The New Weaver on The Block

The New Weaver on The Block

I love hearing stories of why people began weaving. For some of us, it's in our blood. We grew up watching our mothers or father or grandparents weaving and before we knew it, we were hoarding yarn and daydreaming of studio space. For others, it was a happy accident: a picture on Instagram, a fri...