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 New Weaver on The Block.
Every Monday from June through the end of August, members of the challenge group will get an email with a new weaving-related challenge. We are going to focus on bead and tapestry/weft-faced weaving, but all weavers are welcome to join.
Each challenge can be completed at any time through the end of August. When you have finished a challenge you will email us so we can record it as complete and, if you want, you can also post about it on social media with the tag #summerweavingchallenge. Sharing makes this challenge even more fun!
Here are some challenge examples:
–Give someone a weaving lesson. This could be a young person, a family
member, a friend, a stranger… anyone! Even if you’re a beginner, there’s always someone who can learn from you.
–Take your loom out of the house. Go weave in a coffee shop, on the beach, in a park… somewhere where you’ve never taken your loom before.
–Weave something totally out of your comfort zone. This challenge gives you permission to make mistakes, to do something crazy or silly and wildly creative.
Awards and Prizes
Everyone who completes 10 of the 13 challenges will get a personalized Mirrix Summer Challenge completion certificate emailed to them at the end of the challenge. There will also be prizes for challenge creativity, social media sharing, best use of kit materials and more!
We put together a super fun kit of weaving-related goodies available both with and without a loom that we are selling as a part of this challenge. These materials can be used as you see fit in the different challenges and one of the challenge prizes will relate to the best use of these materials, but you are not required to purchase this kit to participate. After signing up, Summer Weaving Challenge participants will get discount codes for $10 off of the price of the kit and $20 off of the price of the kit and loom package.
Challenge: June 3rd - August 31st
Awards: First week of September
Want to sign up? Click here.