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 July and August, today we are launching Mirrix’s third Summer Weaving Challenge in collaboration with some amazing organizations and artists (see the list of partners at the bottom of this page.)
Every Monday from July 11th through August 29th members of the challenge group will get an email with a new weaving-related challenge. All weavers (tapestry bead or otherwise) are welcome to join, but be prepared to step out of your comfort zone!
Each challenge can be completed at any time through the end of August. When you have finished a challenge you can email us or post about it on social media with the tag #summerweavingchallenge. Sharing makes this challenge even more fun and will make it more likely that you’ll win one of the prizes at the end of the challenge!
Here are some challenge examples from previous challenges:
–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.
What you get when you sign up:
-Eight weekly challenge emails
-15% off of the Summer Weaving Challenge Kit
-A personalized digital completion certificate at the end of the challenge
-A chance to win one of three amazing prizes at the end of the challenge
We put together a super fun kit of weaving-related goodies that we are selling as a part of this challenge. These materials can be used as you see fit in the different challenges and some of the materials will be featured in specific challenges, but you are not required to purchase this kit to participate. After signing up, Summer Weaving Challenge participants will get a discount code for 15% off of the kit.
Challenge: July 11th - September 4th
Awards: First week of September
Fill out the form below to sign-up!
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Have a question? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
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