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How to Weave a Small Piece on a Large Loom Without Wasting Warp

How to Weave a Small Piece on a Large Loom Without Wasting Warp

Even with multiple looms, I'm always finding myself without an empty loom or without the right sized empty loom for the piece I want to weave.  There isn't much you can do if you want to weave a big piece and only have a small loom available, but there are a couple of ways to weave a small piece...
Getting Back to Tapestry

Getting Back to Tapestry

When I was very young, my parents brought a needlepoint kit back from a trip to France. There were two projects. I ended up doing my own thing, coloring way outside the lines and discovered I liked needlepoint. I was able, over the years of that childhood, to cobble together materials to make my ...
Weaving When Your Hands Betray You

Weaving When Your Hands Betray You

A while back I was teaching a tapestry and bead weaving class at The Art Institute of New Hampshire. I remember one woman complaining a lot about her arthritic hands and I worked with her to try to find a way to use her hands effectively and with as little pain as possible. There were things she...
Scared to Start Weaving? 5 Tips To Get Your Loom Out Of The Box!

Scared to Start Weaving? 5 Tips To Get Your Loom Out Of The Box!

If you've never woven before, never woven on a Mirrix loom before or have never woven a large piece before, it's normal to feel a little bit intimidated. Where you do you start? What project do you choose? What if you make a mistake? Here are  five tips to help you get started!
We're On Gist Yarn's Weave Podcast!

We're On Gist Yarn's Weave Podcast!

A few weeks ago, Claudia and I settled in next to each other, crossed our fingers that my foster dog wouldn't bark and chatted with Sarah Resnick over at Gist Yarn and Fiber for episode four of her new podcast, Weave.  On the episode we talk about looms, weaving, tapestry, being women in the worl...
Customer Story: A Life in and out of Weaving

Customer Story: A Life in and out of Weaving

By Lloyd Pollack  I have been physically weaving on and off, in and out, for close to fifty years. In my head, I have always been a weaver. My interest started as many things do, by lucky accident, as my marriage was just starting the early 1970s. My wife decided to take a YMCA tapestry weaving c...