When you download a free ebook from our website, you are often asked something like, “What question do you have about weaving?” Among the questions I read every day there is nearly always at least one person who asks something along the lines of, “Where can I find more time to weave?”
Recently I started trying to find some real answers to this question. I did some research and came up with a few ideas that might help you get a little more time in front of your loom!
There are times for all of us when we feel like we need something new and invigorating in our lives. If you’ve answered the question, “What’s new?” with a variation of, “I finally pulled out my fridge and cleaned behind it,” than you may be at that place.
Perhaps you want to spend some time volunteering or you want to finally take those tennis lessons you’ve been thinking about, but maybe a new crafty hobby is just what you need to add to your repertoire.
How about tapestry weaving?
Here are ten reasons why tapestry is the perfect pastime for anyone who loves to create.
On a Mirrix, getting tight tension is very easy. Once you’ve warped, you can make your tension as tight as you want by simply tightening your wing-nuts after.
Getting even tension is also pretty simple on a Mirrix because you don’t have to worry about keeping your tension tight as you warp.
Macrame has been on my radar recently as it is experiencing a resurgence similar to tapestry. Yesterday, I came across a video showing some macrame techniques. The piece shown was being made while it was hanging on a wall and the bar it was on kept tilting back and forth. I realized as I watched that if you wanted more stability, you could make a macrame piece on a Mirrix loom’s warping bar held between the wooden clips. I decided to give it a try and had some macrame cord sent to me same-day. I have no patience when there’s a new project to be made!
Warping a Mirrix can sometimes seem intimidating to new weavers. Because of that, we came up with an easier way to warp called the “Easy Warp” method. This technique can be used for any kind of weaving you can do on a Mirrix from tapestry to bead weaving.
What’s a Bottom Spring Kit? A Bottom Spring Kit is a kit that allows you to put a warp coil (spring) on the bottom of your Mirrix Loom, just like you have one on the top.
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